Larry Osterman's WebLog : Why is the DOS path character "\"?
And how DOS builders added secret support to make it more like unix.
Why \ was used for paths in DOS.
The reason why DOS (and subsequently Windows) went with the backslash character to convey path information, instead of UNIX's forward-slash.
Why is there a "\" key on the keyboard in the first place? As far as I know, they aren't used in English grammar, and to this day, most common users don't know which is "back" and which is "forward."
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That is M$ backwards compatibility for you! LOL.
Funny, and sad... "And that is why, in 2009, when developing in Microsoft .NET 3.5 for ASP.NET MVC 1.0 on a Windows 7 system, you cannot include /com\d(\..*)?, /lpt\d(\..*)?, /con(\..*)?, /aux(\..*)?, /prn(\..*)?, or /nul(\..*)? in any of your routes."
HotmaErwin Waterlander, WCD Wherever Change Directory
changes directory from a large tree, allowing instant jumps ( pretty handy, all shells shoudl have this, especially if you take the time to make a meaningful directory structure : just enough for some things like: program/bc audio/ipt au*/w*edit
Wcd is a program to change directory fast. It saves time typing at the keyboard. One needs to type only a part of a directory name and wcd will jump to it. By default wcd searches for a directory with a name that begins with what has been typed, but the use of wildcards is also fully supported.