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CIS 338: Directories Dr. Ralph D. Westfall March, 2009
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What is a Directory? a named storage location on a storage medium (hard drive, diskette, CD, DVD) tells a program where to find file(s) directories are organized hierarchically top level/root is often the storage medium root generally is divided into directories directories can be split into
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Path the sequence of the root, directories and subdirectories is the path to a file C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Dreamweaver 4\Tutorial C:\ is root (medium here is the hard drive) Program Files is a directory (or folder) Macromedia is a subdirectory Dreamweaver 4 is a subdirectory, etc. Separate subdirectories with
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Current Directory subdirectory in which an application is running is its "current directory" in VS.NET 2008, current directory is \bin\Debug subdirectory of the directory that has source files was \bin in VS 2003 use strPath = CurDir() function (then may be able to add "/[filename]" to use as a full path to a database or input file)
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