# AppDB Not accepting backslashes in HOWTOs

James Liggett jrliggett at cox.net
Sat Jul 9 21:33:43 CDT 2005

Thanks Andrew, that worked. Duh...I should have thought of that. BTW,
did you get Windows Installer working?

James

On Sun, 2005-07-10 at 03:08 +0100, Andrew Neil Ramage wrote:
> Sounds like a Unix/Linux feature where the backslash is used for escape
> codes, so you should use double backslashes.  eg, C:\\Some\\Directory\\File
>
> Andrew
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> James Liggett wrote:
> > I took a look at a howto in one of my AppDB entries, and I noticed that
> > where thare are supposed to be backslash characters (mostly in windows
> > paths,) they don't show up. If I enter something like Windows\system, it
> > shows up fine in the preview, but when it actually goes to the real page
> > it shows as Windowssystem. See
> > http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?versionId=1043 for a few more
> > examples. Has anyone seen anything like this before?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > James Liggett
> >
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