File System - Directory

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A directory serve to group related files, and act then as a namespace for the files within them.

A directory is just a file with the directory type

  • without content
  • that may have children



Windows: %TEMP% is the same than %LocalAppData%/Temp. It is used for user-specific items that should not roam with the user, either because they only pertain to that particular machine, or because they are too large.


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File System - Home Directory

Working Directory

What is the working or current directory ?


As a directory is a node in the file system tree as a file. They have the same location management. See file location

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