"The user manual contains some significant errors. Most of these are due to last minute changes to achieve a greater degree of compatibility with IBM's implementation of MS-DOS (PC DOS). This includes the use of "\" instead of "/" as the path separator, and "/" instead of "-" as the switch character."
it's always kind of interesting when you encounter a fossil trace of someone's Giant Mistake as it happened.
@brennen The weird thing about this is that "/" was the switch character on RT-11, which CP/M imitated (including using "/" as the switch character in PIP.COM), and MS-DOS 1.0 was a carbon copy of CP/M (though I don't remember if it had PIP).
@vertigo@brennen Yeah, it had COPY and RENAME. My first OS was HDOS, which had both PIP :P: SY0:DISK3.LIS=SY1:/L and more user-friendly commands like COPY, which were implemented by translating them into PIP commands by SYSCMD.SYS.
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