A slash can show a line break in poem, song, or play, usually if several short lines are being written together on one long line. The backslash is not used in writting English; it’s only used in computing. Dictionaries can use a slash on either side of a word when showing the pronunciation as well.
When dealing with technical commands that use the keyboard (for example, web pages or the command line), you may hear such things as forward slash, backslash, and caret.
Many times, this can be confusing for anyone unfamiliar with each of the symbols on a keyboard. See this table which identifies non-alphanumeric keys with a description.
Tip! Keyboard shortcuts can boost your productivity if your daily job relies heavily on using Windows. See a full list of keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10 at Support.microsoft.com.