Apparently OS X I don't know how you can fix this, if you really need the: I'd omit it: The rule they use apparently is this:. This was easy to address, though it involves transforming strings back and forth.
So on disk the separator is a colon, but at the VFS layer and therefore anything above it and the kernel, such as libc it's a slash. The result is that Carbon applications see colons, and everyone else sees slashes.
Can't type forward slash!
This can create a user-visible schizophrenia in the rare cases of file names containing colon characters, which appear to Carbon applications as slash characters, but to BSD programs and Cocoa applications as colons. In Mac OS 9, it was the other way around: What they did is to swap delimiters and allowed characters depending on context. There are some other differences as well. An OS 9 path is absolute if it doesn't start with a delimiter, and absolute OS 9 paths start with a volume name. So, which character is really in the filename, a slash or a colon?
Well, a filename is a rather abstract thing, but if you're asking about the bytes that're actually stored on the disk OTOH if you store the file on a unixish volume, it'll be stored using the unix convention, and "really" have a colon in the name. But the difference doesn't really matter unless you're reading raw bytes off the disk or writing a filesystem driver Finally, why does the Finder display the controversial filename character as slash rather than colon?
I'm pretty sure it's mostly inertia.
If you type in "Macintosh HD: Shared", it has no idea what you're talking about. To avoid as many problems as possible when dealing with File names, paths, and various OSes, you really should take advantage of the built-in File methods, like join , dirname , basename , extname , and split. They try to avoid system dependencies and try to give you a programmatic way to generate valid filenames cross-platform.
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I want the output to be: JWWalker 19k 5 39 Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 20 of How do you type the forward slash? Thread Tools Show Printable Version. I am using the white apple keyboard bought new this year. I am trying to type the forward slash key but it wont work. If I press the shift key and the forward slash key I can do this " ", but i can just have the forward slash?????
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