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Use of backslash in SAY

Use of backslash in SAY

Use of backslash in SAY

(OP)
I want to do this:

SAY 'Look in this folder - My Documents\REXX'

but what I get is this:

Look in this folder - My Documents:REXX

How can I get a '\' to print in a SAY command?
 

RE: Use of backslash in SAY

(OP)
I should have added that this is on a z/OS platform - v1.9

RE: Use of backslash in SAY

I don't know for sure.

On my system (z/OS V1R9) the backslash is a hex 'E0' and it shows up just fine in a SAY statement.

Maybe it's your 3270-emulator?

RE: Use of backslash in SAY

(OP)
Thanks for the response. It's hex 'E0' for me too.

I don't think it's the emulator because the '\' shows up in the source code OK. It works correctly if I run the REXX in a TSO batch job. It displays as a ':' if I run it in ISPF or from the READY prompt.

I tried a TRACE I and that shows ':' as well:
<<
      3 *-* say 'look in My Documents:REXX'
        >L>   "look in My Documents:REXX"  
 look in My Documents:REXX                 
>>

I have also tried '\\' - I just get '::'.

RE: Use of backslash in SAY

(OP)
ok - I have now tried it as a CLIST - using this:
<<
WRITE LOOK IN MY DOCUMENTS\REXX
>>
and still it translates it to a ':'.

So i guess it's not a REXX issue, but something peculiar to my setup.
Thanks anyway.

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