Absolute path

Updated: 12/31/2022 by Computer Hope

Alternatively called file path and full path, the absolute path contains the root directory and all other subdirectories where a file or folder is contained. For example, https://www.computerhope.com/jargon/a/absopath.htm is the absolute path of the URL (uniform resource locator) to this web page.

On the Linux server hosting the file its full path may be something similar to /home/hope/public_html/.

If this file was on a Windows computer, it's full path may be something similar to c:\ch\jargon\a\absopath.htm.

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