In some common operating systems, including Windows, both the forward slash and backslash are reserved characters that cannot be used in filenames.
Yet sometimes one has a good reason to want to include such characters in a filename. What I currently do is replace all forward slashes with the string
!fslash! and all backslashes with the string
!bslash! when I want to indicate one of those characters in a filename.
Is there a better hack than what I am already doing?