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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

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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As part of the archive flow, the pathname location table (if used) should be modified to point each library reference to the appropriate location in the design-specific library.
When executed by the ASP middleware, the following code creates the physical pathname d:\users\jdoe\databases\as.
The Select-Files-to-be-Indexed menu item allows any file on any drive to be specified by supplying its complete pathname.
A URL is composed of a protocol identifier, a server address, and a file pathname.
where verb is either display or modify, unit is the pathname to the functional unit of interest (for instance, motherboard.
The command line always remains at the bottom of the screen, showing the user what drive is currently selected and the current pathname.
CoreLabs researchers developing the exploit for CVE-2007-1744 realized that, by using a specially crafted PathName to access a VMware shared folder, it is possible to gain complete access to the Host's file system.
On the other hand, an association @oblocal pathname::foreign pathname@cb is sufficient for intrasystem processes (where 'foreign pathname' means a pathname created by foreign processes, not a pathname on a foreign system) [11].
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These represent, respectively, the account name, the encrypted password, the user ID number, the user's default group ID number, per-user information field, the pathname of the user's home account, and the pathname of the user's default command interpreter or shell.
On the surface, it seemed that fingerd was too simple to have a protection bug similar to the one in sendmail; it was a very short program, and the only program it invoked (using the UNIX exec system call) was named using a constant pathname.
The OpenNT KornShell supports all the features found in UNIX versions of the KornShell, such as command line editing, extended shell scripting facilities and pathname completion.