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gary ng wrote:
That is a problem of the cmd shell where "/" is used
as "-" in unix, for backward compatability of DOS.

Early DOSs had a system call to change the switch character. If you changed it to something else, then the shell and kernel *would* happily cope with /.

However, most third-party applications ignored the switch character setting, and it eventually went away completely.

Ah, here we go:

This has been an off-topic public service announcement.

David Given