For a file or directory, the list of directories from the root directory through the tree structure to the desired filename or directory name, each name in the series separated by a slash character (/).
Directions to a file's location on the server, starting at the topmost level of the server. An absolute URL begins by defining the HTTP protocol, followed by the name of the server and the complete pathname.
A pathname for a file or directory that begins at the root directory. Every absolute pathname begins with a slash character (/), which stands for the root directory. See also pathname and relative pathname.
On Windows, Tru64 UNIX, and Linux systems, a directory path specified in fixed relationship to the root directory. On Tru64 UNIX and Linux systems, the first character is a slash (/). On Windows systems, the first character is a backslash (\).