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path

Computing the directions for reaching a particular file or directory, as traced hierarchically through each of the parent directories usually from the root; the file or directoryand all parent directories are separated from one another in the path by slashes

What does it mean when you dream about a path?

A quiet, spiritual walk down an unobstructed, open path signifies clarity of thought and peace of mind. A blocked and twisted path, however, means one needs to give serious attention to the direction one is taking in one’s business or personal life. The dream may imply the need for a time-out to consider the outcome and the consequences of the issues at hand.

path

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(computer science)
The logical sequence of instructions followed by a computer in carrying out a routine.
A series of physical or logical connections between records or segments in a database management system, generally involving the use of pointers.
(mathematics)
In a topological space, a path is a continuous curve joining two points.
In graph theory, a walk whose vertices are all distinct. Also known as simple path.
(navigation)
A line connecting a series of points and constituting a proposed or traveled route.

path

A footway; a footpath.

path

(networking)
A bang path or explicitly routed Internet address; a node-by-node specification of a link between two machines.

path

(file system)

path

(operating system)
The list of directories the kernel (under Unix) or the command interpreter (under MS-DOS) searches for executables. It is stored as part of the environment in both operating systems.

Other, similar constructs abound under Unix; the C preprocessor, for example, uses such a search path to locate "#include" files.

path

(1) In communications, the route between any two nodes. Same as "line," "channel," "link" or "circuit."

(2) (Path) A photo sharing service intended as a companion to social networks. Introduced in 2010, Path was acquired by Kakao, a South Korea-based Internet company in 2015 but was discontinued in 2018.

(3) In database management, the route from one table to another, such as from customers to orders.

(4) A selected area in an image. See clipping path.

(5) A list of folders that should be searched to locate executable files run from the command line. See Path environment variable.

(6) The route to a file on a storage device (hard disk or SSD). The path shows the hierarchy of folders and subfolders (directories and subdirectories) starting at an origin point called the "root." The following examples show how the path is expressed on a command line to the MYLIFE.TXT file in the STORIES subfolder located within the JOE folder.

In DOS/Windows
The JOE folder is in the C: drive:
c:\joe\stories\mylife.txt


In Unix/Linux/Mac
The drive would already have been selected:
/joe/stories/mylife


In Macs Prior to OS X
The JOE folder is in the HDD200 drive:
hdd200:joe:stories:mylife


The Following Examples


For simplicity, the following examples come from the early Windows version of this encyclopedia when the software was installed as a top-level folder off the root of the C: drive. Subsequent versions were installed in the Program Files folder.


CDETEXT.TXT Path
This dialog box shows where CDETEXT.TXT is created. The file can accumulate definitions for copying or printing.



Using Paths


In the Windows version of this encyclopedia, the following dialog box displayed the path to the CDETEXT.TXT file for saving terms. For more details on the Windows folder hierarchy, see Win Folder organization.



CDETEXT.TXT Path
This dialog box shows where CDETEXT.TXT is created. The file can accumulate definitions for copying or printing.







File/Folder Hierarchy
These Explorer views of the Encyclopedia folder (CDE) show how the PICTURES subfolder branches off the CDE folder. Just as pictures are kept separate, the lesson lists are also stored in their own subfolder. Note that the ADDRESS bar refers to the path.


File/Folder Hierarchy
These Explorer views of the Encyclopedia folder (CDE) show how the PICTURES subfolder branches off the CDE folder. Just as pictures are kept separate, the lesson lists are also stored in their own subfolder. Note that the ADDRESS bar refers to the path.
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Full wide and far was terror spread For pathless marsh, and mountain cell, The peasant left his lowly shed.
7.9.5 Developments in Australia and New Zealand Samuel Beswick, Case Note, Perlustration in the Pathless Woods: Hamed v R, 17 AUCKLAND U.L.
8 From the summit of Mynydd Moel descend south to south east on fairly pathless terrain.
Tyagananda is a believer of interreligious dialogue and so what appears to be a descriptive account of different models based on experience in the end informs a prescriptive conclusion: "In order to lead richer, more fulfilling religious lives, each of us must learn to be interreligious, a state of being that travels the pathless path to the truth that is beyond all religious labels" (p.
To avoid the predicted outcome, the King had "pierced" their three-thy-old infant's ankles "and by the hands of others cast him forth / upon a pathless hillside" (718-20).
Ahead lay pathless mountains, bad weather and starvation, behind, the constant rumble of an artillery drawing ever closer.
Unlike the biblical scapegoat sent into the desert's pathless openness, bearing the sins of the people, the Minotaur is hidden away within the labyrinth, bearing not only the sins of his mother but also the mark of Poseidon's revenge: his hybridity.
* A ministry of the Religious of Jesus and Mary, Bethany Spirituality Center, Highland Mills, NY, offers comfortable, private accommodations in the Hudson Valley for the following: Easter Triduum Retreat with RJM community, April 21-24; "At Sea with God," guided retreat with Margaret Silf, June 17-24; Directed Retreat, July 1-9 and 15-23; Pathless Yoga Retreat, with Joan Ruvinsky, July 27-31; Silence and Awareness Retreat, with Mary Jo Meadow, OCDS, August 6-14; Retiro Predicado para Religiosas, with Rev.
This character-building process features many pathless moments, with perhaps the most egregious coming right before its end.
I must go on by myself through all that is left after the end, all the rest of the immense, pathless, unreadable world" (173).
All traces of his footsteps are fast being obliterated from his once favourite haunts, and those who would see the aborigines of the country in their original state, or seek to study their native manners and customs, must travel far through the pathless forest to find them." Paul Kane, Wanderings of an Artist among the Indians of North America: From Canada to Vancouver's Island and Oregon through the Hudson's Bay Company's Territory and Back Again (London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1859), xxii.