Parent and child
- When referring to a parent directory, this refers to a directory that contains the
current directory. For example, the MS-DOS path "C:\Windows\System32" contains the directories 'Windows' and 'System32', the 'Windows' directory is the parent directory of the 'System32' directory.
- When referring to a computer processes, a child is a sub process of the main parent process. It is common for the parent process to remain active or open until the child process is completed.
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