Causes the following character to be treated literally, or as a hex code in a character string; indicates continuation of a command on the subsequent line.
Causes the character that follows it in a string to be treated literally.
|char||any single character that is to be treated literally in a character string|
Causes certain characters that follow it in a string to be treated as hexadecimal code.
|char1||either digits from 0 to 9, or letters from A (a) to F ( f), that together comprise a hexadecimal character code|
|char2||either digits from 0 to 9, or letters from A (a) to F ( f), that together comprise a hexadecimal character code|
Indicates the continuation of a command onto a subsequent line.
|commandstart||any portion, from the beginning, of one command|
|remainder||the remaining portion(s) of the same command|
In a character string, the escape operator causes the next character to be treated literally or as a hex code. Outside of a character string, it indicates that a command continues on the next line.
“This is a quote (“); this is a backslash (\)”