in reply to concat '\' with word

  1. De rigeur snarky answer to the question you've asked: yes.
  2. Somewhat more helpful answer to the question you should have asked: perlintro, and while we're at it, How to RTFM.
  3. Hand-fed answer:
    # update Of course that should be '\' ... $foo = '/' . $bar;
This is a *very* basic question, any worthwhile introduction to Perl should teach you about string concatenation. Thus, get thee to answer #2 before going *any* further with Perl.

If not P, what? Q maybe?
"Sidney Morgenbesser"