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Old 01-19-2007, 10:35 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by jiml8
Console apps that don't deal with the system can do it (although anything involving a directory gets into issues with forward slash vs backslash), but if you get more complicated it gets hard.
The DOS/Windows file-handling functions have always accepted either kind of slash. It's only that requires backslashes.

A more important difference between Linux and Windows command lines is in how they handle wildcard expansion. In Linux, the shell does it; in Windows, your program has to do it.


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