/: is a directory issue in bash

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I'm quite new to bash scripting and have been going reasonably well but have run into an issue. I am trying to create a script that uses a forward slash (/), however, I keep getting the error message /: is a directory. So basically what I need is to pass the command test/(hello) to a program in the terminal. So I have added backslashes to make it work: test\/\(hello\), however, I get this error. What is wrong here? (HowTos)