pathname meaning

  "pathname" in a sentence
noun
  A description of the location of a particular computer file in a directory structure

[Computer]
<file system> (Or "path") The specification of a node (file or directory) in a hierarchical file system. The path is usually specified by listing the nodes top-down, separating the directories by the pathname separator ("/" in Unix, "\" in MS-DOS).

A pathname may be an absolute pathname or a relative pathname. The part of the pathname of a file after the last separator is called the basename.

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  1. pathname for the auto-backup file is too long
  2. the realpath ( ) function returns the absolute pathname
  3. header identifies the package s relative pathname
  4. to remove a pathname from the symbols path list
  5. the pathname for the . exe as seen by the remote machine

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