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pathname

Computing the name of a file or directory together with its position in relation to other directories traced back in a line to the root; the names of the file and each of the parent directories are separated from one another by slashes
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pathname

(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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