Changes the script's escape character (e.g. accent vs. backslash).
Deprecated: This directive is not recommended for use in new scripts. Use the default escape character (accent/backtick) instead.
Specify a single character.
The escape character is used to indicate that the character immediately following it should be interpreted differently than it normally would.
If this directive is unspecified in the script, it will behave as though set to accent/backtick (`), which is at the upper left corner of most English keyboards. Using this character rather than backslash avoids the need for double backslashes in file paths.
See Escape Sequences for a complete list of sequences and its results (e.g.
`n would produce a linefeed character).
Like other directives, #EscapeChar cannot be executed conditionally.
The following rarely used directives also exist; their usage is shown in these examples:
#DerefChar # ; Change it from its normal default, which is %. #Delimiter / ; Change it from its normal default, which is comma.
Deprecated: These directives are not recommended for use in new scripts. Use the default dereference character (percent) and the default delimiter character (comma) instead.