Definition of pathname in English:

pathname

Line breaks: path|name

noun

Computing
  • A description of where a file or other item is to be found in a hierarchy of directories.
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    • The pathname portion of the URL may be an HTML filename or the pathname of a CGI program.
    • This strategy eliminates the need to define the data directory pathname every time you upgrade the script.
    • It works only for plain HTML files with images that have a relative pathname.

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