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Microsoft liberates ancient MS-DOS source from the museum and sticks it in GitHub

Dan 55 Silver badge

I'm sure you can show us all the keyboard layout where it is so much more difficult or impossible to type a dash (minus sign) and a backslash had to be used instead.

Because that's the net change from UNIX to MS-DOS command line syntax, the dash and forward slash got changed to forward slash and backslash.

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