What is a BackSlash or Backward Slash in a Computer?

Bob Bemer first introduced the backslash character ( \ ) in 1960. It is also known as a backward slash, downward slash, and reverse solidus.

What is the location of the backslash key on the keyboard?

The backward slash key is highlighted in blue in the image below of a computer keyboard. This key is frequently found just below the Backspace key and above the Enter key.

Backslash key
IMG Source: https://www.computerhope.com/

If you are marvel fan, do check our guide on how to watch marvel movies in Chronological Order here!

How do I make a backslash?

On a US keyboard, type the symbol [ \ ].

The backward slash key is also known as the pipe key on English PC and Mac keyboards. It’s above the Enter (Return) key or below the Backspace key. When you press the [ \ ] key, you get a backslash.

Using a smartphone or tablet to create the symbol [ \ ].

On a smartphone or tablet, open the keyboard, navigate to the numbers (123) or symbols (sym) section, and then tap the symbol.

What is the purpose of a backward slash on a computer?

In MS-DOS and Windows, a backslash can represent a file path. The \ is used in the following example: d:\games. A backward slash symbol can also be used for the following purposes.

  • As an escape character, the backslash is used.
  • In a file path, a separator between files and directories.
  • A networked computer or a networked folder in a network path.

Are there any other Symbol of Backward slash Key?

The backslash key is shared on US keyboards with the pipe key, which may be displayed next to or above the \ symbol. To make the pipe, hold down Shift while pressing the key.

Leave a Comment