A sequence of directories, separated by a forward slash (/) on Unix, a backward slash (\) in Windows and a colon (:) or forward slash character (/) on Apple Macintosh operating systems. A pathname specifies the location of a file and may be absolute (i.e. giving its whole or complete address on the system) or relative (i.e. its position in relation to another part of the system).
a file name given as the sequence of directories that lead to the file. A pathname can be either a full pathname or a relative pathname Select the item UNIX File System from the Concepts menu for a more detailed explanation.
The name of a file or folder listed with all parent folders. This is the full name which the computer uses for a folder or a file.