What Is Relative Path?

September 18, 2023

A relative path is the path to a file or a directory that starts from the current location in the hierarchy of the filesystem. For example, in UNIX-based systems, the /examples/file.txt path refers to the file.txt located in the examples subdirectory of the current directory. Relative paths are often used for efficiency and the ease of maintenance.

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