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On 27/06/2007 17:14, Mauro Iazzi wrote:
The backslash is still considered escape at string constructor level.
It is discarded before it arrives to gsub. Then gsub does not even
know it was there and interprets the ^ as negating next char (it needs
at least one). Anytime you want a backslash in a string just insert it

Or just use literal strings, they are great for such use (and for Windows paths!)

Philippe Lhoste
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