8.2 Directory Path

A directory or file is located by its path, which states where the directory or file is logically located in a volume. A path includes the volume, directory, and any subdirectories leading to the file. Listing the server is optional. It is usually excluded when specifying a path relative to the server where you are logged in. The slash after the colon is required in some interfaces and optional in others. Refer to the interface’s documentation to determine if a colon and slash combination (:\) is required to separate a volume and directory.

If your network uses multiple server or client operating systems or multiple file systems, keep in mind the conventions of the different file systems, such as delimiters, path length, and case sensitivity.