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|The Backslash
 
|The Backslash
 
|Use backslash to change the special meaning of the characters or to escape special characters within the text such as quotation marks.
 
|Use backslash to change the special meaning of the characters or to escape special characters within the text such as quotation marks.
|You can use \ before dollar sign to told shell to have no special meaning. Disable the meaning of the next character in $PATH (i.e. do not display value of $PATH variable):<br/><code>echo "Path is \$PATH"<br />echo "Path is $PATH"<br />&nbsp;
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|You can use \ before dollar sign to tell the shell to have no special meaning. Disable the meaning of the next character in $PATH (i.e. do not display value of $PATH variable):<br/><code>echo "Path is \$PATH"<br />echo "Path is $PATH"<br />&nbsp;
 
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