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An exploration of pathnames and permissions for the newcomer to Linux (or Unix)...
Pathnames can confuse users, but they’re actually simple when you see how they work. A pathname gives the location of an object (a file, a directory, a socket, etc.) in the filesystem. There are two kinds of pathname: absolute (or full) and relative:
 read more | score:6040 | -Ray, March 26, 2010
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