Definition of root directory in English:

root directory

Syllabification: root di·rec·to·ry

noun

Computing
  • The directory at the highest level of a hierarchy.
    More example sentences
    • What can I do to make a user's directory be like a root directory, where the user just has an access to that directory or subdirectory?
    • To do this, go to the root directory of the source code and execute.
    • The installation program on the tested version doesn't yet support long path names, so installation essentially must be off the root directory.

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