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The history of backslash and forward slash in DOS/Windows/OS2 and why they never adopted unix conventions in their various evolutions

Interesting read. Stretching all the way back to the TOPS-20 OS which I knew nothing about except as a contemporary of ITS and Multics, from the depths of the unix prehistory.

http://www.os2museum.com/wp/why-does-windows-really-use-backslash-as-path-separator

https://web.archive.org/web/20190526021758/http://www.os2museum.com/wp/why-does-windows-really-use-backslash-as-path-separator/

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Now that MS is trying to Borg Linux, we finally get consistency…