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Escape character in c program (linux op)

I am trying to compile a c program in linux using cc -o

it is coming up with bad escape character on multiple line

here in one example of code

sprintf(chkval -> shpdate, "%02d\/%02d\/%04d", MM,DD,YY);

it doesn't like %02d\/%02d\/%04d

Another example

char *Imrgn="\33\46\141\64\114";

it does like what's it between the quotes



does anyone know if it is a bad ecape character?
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jmsloanAsked:
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_nn_Commented:
Why do you escape the slashes ? Just

sprintf(chkval -> shpdate, "%02d/%02d/%04d", MM,DD,YY);
jmsloanAuthor Commented:
That doesn't work either.  When I take out the % then it works, but I still have an issues with

char *Imrgn="\33\46\141\64\114";

not working.
_nn_Commented:
>> That doesn't work either.  

Please be *specific*. What doesn't work ? What are the error messages ? Possibly the wrong syntax is a couple lines before that one. The syntax I provided is definitely correct.

>> I still have an issues with
>>
>> char *Imrgn="\33\46\141\64\114";

What is this supposed to be in the first place ? Please try :

char *Imrgn="\x21\x2E\x8D\x40\x72";

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sunnycoderCommented:
char *Imrgn="\33\46\141\64\114";

I imagine you actually want the string

\33\46\141\64\114

in that case, use

char *Imrgn="\\33\\46\\141\\64\\114";

\ is used as beginning of an escape sequence ... its is a special char ... if you wish to use it literally (as a back slash) then you need to escape it with another \

imstaffCommented:
char *Imrgn="\\33\\46\\141\\64\\114";

should work since \ is special character
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