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    Linux/Unix directory delimiter.

    Now, I know that a forward slash is the unix directory delimiter (as opposed to windows' backslash), but I was wondering:

    Is there anything inherent in the various unix filesystems that use a forward slash as the directory delimiters, or is this simply a convention adhered to by all the major shells?

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    Re: Linux/Unix directory delimiter.

    Well, there's IFS that is responsible for spaces seperating fields. *I assume there's something for path separtor too.

    Edit: it seems not. Probably in the file system specifications.

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