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Re: / operator question

by nithins (Sexton)
on Dec 14, 2012 at 06:24 UTC ( #1008780=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to / operator question

1)"/" is a root directory. 2) Suppose u lave a directory structure /home/aaa/noexit.if ur script is in the "aaa" directory and you wanted to acess "noexit" directory then "/noexit" simply means " aaa/noexit".

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Re^2: / operator question
by muba (Priest) on Dec 14, 2012 at 06:49 UTC

    "/noexit" simply means " aaa/noexit".

    No it doesn't.

    Regardless of where your script lives, that still isn't the same as the cwd. And even if it were, "/noexit" is an absolute path so it still doesn't matter where the script lives or what the cwd is, unless the process is chrooted of course.


    The right answer was given by choroba.

      Except for a little twist on Windows. There it's not "absolutely absolute" and it means "the file or directory named 'noexit' in the root directory of the currently selected volume".

      Enoch was right!
      Enjoy the last years of Rome.

        It may not have an absolute root, but Windows does have absolute paths. They are of the form

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