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A pathname, or path, is the specification of a node (file or directory) within a hierarchically organized file system.

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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 (starting from the root directory, "/") or a relative pathname (starting from the current working directory). The part of the pathname of a file after the last separator is called the basename.[1]

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