pathname separator

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pathname separator definition

file system
The character used to separate elements of a path or pathname. Under Unix and POSIX.1 compliant systems the pathname separator is the (forward) slash, in MS-DOS backslash serves the same purpose. For obvious reasons the no directory or file name can contain this character.
(1996-11-21)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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