Cannot get forward or backward slash to work in windows 10. Run old dos games and programs in windows xp, vista, 7810. On my mac, using a wireless keyboard with a us layout but with the british pc layout selected in the settings, i can press the alt key to get the pipe symbol when i using teamviewer to access my work pc. After searching a little bit, it seems out the whole story between and \ goes back in computer history, in. For average joes and janes like myself, thats all you really need to know because we really only use slashes when typing in website urls. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. Forward slash definition and meaning collins english. For me on a swiss german keyboard layout, its optionshift7.
On windows 98se i have the keyboard configured to use both forward and backslash keys i. The forward slash should also never be used in the name of a drive or partition, or virtually in any other name field in mac os x. Of course, as mentioned before, web uris use forward slash by standard but both slashes work in the latest and most common command line tools. Forward slash definition and meaning collins english dictionary. By changing the working directory to, the indicator in your shell also changes from short for home directory, e. How can i type \ backslash via remote desktop with a. It supports a variety of video modes which are characteristic in this operating system, like hercules, ega, vga, and vesa, among others.
Each path operand shall be evaluated unaltered as it was provided, including all trailing slash characters. Running dos programs on mac with dosbox macintosh os x. Mac os x is based on bsd, another unixlike operating system. How to type backslash \ on a norwegian keyboard quora. It seems to totally ignore any changes i make to the default dosbox. In windows, backslashes are used to separate directories in file paths ex. A forward slash may also be used for any of the following reasons. The difference between the forward slash and the backslash is as follows. On other keyboards, you may have them at option alt level, have a look at the keyboard viewer. Its necessary for the carbon layer, which uses the standard mac filename separators, colons. Linux is a unixlike operating system, so it uses the same type of slash. The location depends on the keylayout you use, on u.
Terminal velocity pcgamingwiki pcgw bugs, fixes, crashes. On some mac keyboards variants, its not as straight forward as pressing a button, to insert a backslash. The forward slash is an ascii text character that is used for punctuation, alphanumerical representations in mathematics, generalpurpose coding and other aspects of digital text and design. Aug 28, 2007 backslash on a mac keyboard daily glitches says. In some cases, you wont be able to type a backslash \ in the. I am running remote desktop to connect from my macbook air with yosemite to a windows computer running windows 8. Nov 19, 2019 it seems to totally ignore any changes i make to the default dosbox. Heres a video tutorial on a common problem in dosbox, especially for laptop keyboards and vista computers. For example, in the below computer hope url, the forward slash is used three times. Jun 25, 2006 a forward slash is an upwardtotheright sloping straight line character that has several important applications in a computer context in linux and other unixlike operating systems, a forward slash is used to represent the root directory, which is the directory that is at the top of the directory hierarchy and that contains all other directories and files on the system. Can i fix it myself, as all of the other keys work. Why windows uses backslashes and everything else uses forward. I highly doubt it, since the forward slash or just slash is the conventional windows commandline option indicator, that was configurable back in the dos days.
With dosbox, an emulator for the dos operating system, you can execute programs and games that belong to this already mythical platform. Replace forward slash with sed i need to replace forward slash with \backward slash follwed by a forward slash using sed command when the forward slash occurs as a first character in a file tried something like this but doesnt seem to work. Forward slashes most commonly used to describe a network address, urls, and other addresses. It emulates 286 and 386 processors in real and protected modes. In this configuration try the keys around enter for the key \ backslash, and for the.
Second, go to terminal preferences settings keyboard and make sure that forward slash is not defined in the list. Aug 25, 2009 heres a video tutorial on a common problem in dosbox, especially for laptop keyboards and vista computers. Forward slash definition by the linux information project. As well as windows, dosbox will run under mac os x, linux and freebsd.
You can use forward slashes in filenames on mac osx. In carbon applications you can, but you are in fact deceived. Slash provides every possible setting to make it flexible to your perfect workflow. Keyboard layouts in parallels desktop for mac are inherited from mac side. Check the keyboard language keyboard layout setting for the application that has focus via the icon on the language bar. The following file is taken a fresh installation and may help with determining optimal settings when running the retail version in dosbox. You can help protect yourself from scammers by verifying that the contact is a microsoft agent or microsoft employee and that the phone number is an official microsoft global customer service number. Cannot find backslash \ on german keybo apple community. Welcome to microsoft community and we are happy to help you. Might depend on the keyboard layout us, german, spanish.
He spends his days outdoors but comes home at nightfall, eats and sleeps. Zip file and copy the contents into a folder like dosbox. Press ctrlf1 to enter the keymapper and select the backslash with your mouse. Oct 22, 2019 keyboard layouts in parallels desktop for mac are inherited from mac side. Nongaming dos applications are not the primary focus of dosbox, even though most dos applications might in fact work within dosbox. Dec 30, 2008 and, yes, i did casually say slashes because most of us regular users only know where one slash is, anyway.
Escaping a forward slash path directory in mac osx using. Help for mac users with pqmethod dosbox peter schmolck. It seems \ backslash is impossible to input in this keyboard configuration. Alone in the dark 2 pcgamingwiki pcgw bugs, fixes, crashes. Prefs file and doesnt recognise the conf command when i try to remind the app where the config file is located. Move this folder into your applications folder now you need to create a folder to mount as your c. If i press the shift key and the forward slash key i can do this, but i can just have the forward slash. Both my mac and the windows computer is configured with norwegian keyboard layout. I am looking forward to assisting you with this question. Alternatively referred to as a solidus, virgule, or whack, the forward slash is the name of the character on the computer keyboard. After searching a little bit, it seems out the whole story between and \ goes back in computer history, in the ages of dos and the unixbased systems at that time. Yet each story is different enough to make it worth reading. A good way to remember the difference between a backslash and a forward slash is that a backslash leans backwards \, while a forward slash leans forward.
What is the difference between a backslash and a forward slash. Nov 16, 2019 to create a forward slash on a smartphone or tablet open the keyboard and go into the numbers 123 or symbols sym section and tap on the symbol. I dont appear to have a key that actualy does a \, the only way i can input it in dosbox is to press control and a button. When did windows start accepting forward slash as a path. The back slash is a computer keyboard key \, and unfortunately the term back slash is often confused as some sort of technical term for the regular slash. Jul 31, 2018 other operating systems use forward slashes for the same reason its the unix convention. Dosbox can be configured to run a wide range of dos games, from cgatandy pcjr. However if i do that the program does write it, but ends the command line and jumps down a line without me being able to press enter or go back, thus buttraping the entiere mounting process. How to fix backslashes not showing up in dosbox youtube. Add tasks on the go from ios or android, then slash through them on mac or windows.
Tech support scams are an industrywide issue where scammers trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. Other operating systems use forward slashes for the same reason its the unix convention. Dec 06, 2010 tech support scams are an industrywide issue where scammers trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. Apr 21, 2020 on some mac keyboards variants, its not as straight forward as pressing a button, to insert a backslash. Im giving forward slash 4 stars instead of 5 id like to give it 4. It is used in linux and unix to execute a compiled program in the current directory. What is the difference between a backslash and a forward. Why windows uses backslashes and everything else uses. The dosbox project has a policy of not adding features that arent used by dos games if they take significant effort to implement, are likely to be a source of bugs or portability problems, andor impact performance. On this newer computer, i reinstalled dosbox recently but i seem to have a problem. A dot slash is a dot followed immediately by a forward slash.
Problems with colors and fullscreen drawing in mac os x. If you would like to use windowslike layout, please follow these simple steps. A forward slash is an upwardtotheright sloping straight line character that has several important applications in a computer context in linux and other unixlike operating systems, a forward slash is used to represent the root directory, which is the directory that is at the top of the directory hierarchy and that contains all other directories and files on the system. In unix you cant have a forward slash in a file name. Click on search on windows taskbar and type in language settings, then press enterreturn. Ascii code \, backslash, reverse slash, american standard. The forward slash, often simply referred to as a slash, is a punctuation mark used in english. No shift,ctrl, alt, altgr, or fn combinations are necessary. There are two types of keyboards, us layout and the general layout. Ascii code 47 slash, forward slash, fraction bar, division slash ascii code 48 0 number zero ascii code 49 1 number one ascii code 50 2 number two ascii code 51 3 number three ascii code 52 4 number four ascii code 53 5 number five ascii code 54 6 number six ascii code 55 7 number seven. Although, posix only defines this behavior only for or more, and of course the double appears because youve used the search path for find as. Using a forward slash whenever possible means that your path will work equally well on windows, mac, linux, and other platforms without modification.
The forward slash is also known simply as the slash. Home premium and when i attempted to mount a drive and folder. The only time it is appropriate to use a comma after a slash is when demonstrating breaks between lines of poetry, songs, or plays. I would like you to use on screen keyboard and check. It is also the common format for file and folder designations in command line systems. Other consumer operating systems like android, chrome os, and steam os are based on linux, so they use the same. A forward slash is the sloping line that separates letters, words, or numbers. Cannot get forward or backward slash character to respond to keyboard.
Avoid forward slashes in word filenames mac os x hints. Users may wish to locate it and keep it open in a browser window the first few times they run the program. If i press the shift key and the forward slash key i can do this, but i can just have the forward slash any ideas why. On mac and unix systems, forward slashes are used for. I found my back slash key was not recongized within the dosbox. The slash, also known as the virgule, has several uses, most of which should be avoided in formal writing.
I am trying to type the forward slash key but it wont work. The american standard code for information interchange, or ascii code, was created in 1963 by the american standards association committee or asa, the agency changed its name in 1969 by american national standards institute or ansi as it is known since. I am using windows 7 to demonstrate how it works, its the same for all laptop keyboards. The one inarguably acceptable use of the slash in formal writing pertains to poetry. I am using the white apple keyboard bought new this year. From the filesystems perspective, the is actually a colon, and it gets translated to a in finder. Dosbox can run dos programs within the macintosh environment. Do not use forward slash in mac os x filenames, distiller 6. With just this means the root, so for example ls lists the contents of the root. The reason behind this limitation stems from mac os xs unix. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. I just installed dosbox on my windows vista home premium and when i attempted to mount a drive and folder.
Dosbox can be downloaded for free at and there is a link to. This help4mac file does not repeat the information in. Every windows xpvista7 and mac os has got a default emulator. This code arises from reorder and expand the set of symbols and characters already. Turn on system preferenceskeyboardshow keyboard in menu, then with the virtual keyboard, try various combinations i. I would guess its the same for danish and swedish keyboards. Forward slash definition by the linux information project linfo. You need to do that while firefox has focus because windows remembers the keyboard layout setting per application. In a math formula, a forward slash is used to represent a division divide.947 668 381 524 173 958 1024 782 1305 265 530 804 666 575 740 1467 57 980 111 999 57 1231 300 360 1411 529 830 659 1361 970 830 172 941 1495 1343 732 937 472 944 629 302 1045 879 1275 284 1322 472 1091 1076