A path may refer to any of the following:
1. Alternatively referred to as the pathname, the current path or path is the complete location or name of where a computer file, web page, or other object is located. Below are some basic examples of different paths you will encounter while working on a computer.
The following example shows an MS-DOS path or file path for system.ini file. When working with an MS-DOS, Windows, or Windows command line path, the drives, directories, and files are all separated by a backslash.
Linux and Apple path
In Linux, or an Apple shell using the pwd command, your path may look like the following example. When working with this type of path, the drives, directories, and files are all separated by a forward slash.
A network path is the path to a share. In the example below, "help" is the share on the "hope" computer.
The following example shows the path (URL) to this web page on the Internet.