FW: [Tutor] Relative Paths

Crabtree, Chad Chad.Crabtree at nationalcity.com
Thu May 6 14:01:37 EDT 2004

> Does anyone know how to set relative paths in Windows?
> For example:
> I have a file called C:\Student\PYTH\Database\Coordinates.txt 
> on my machine.
> Is there anyway to just specify \Database\Coordinates.txt and 
> have it look
> on my machine for that folder?
> I thought four backslashes would do it, but I can't seem to 
> get it to work.
to go up a tree you would need to do 
'./subdir/subdir/filename'  it's the '.' infront that says this directory
'../siblingdirectory/subsibling/filename' the '..' in this case moves down
one dir. so your could go down
four levels bye typeing '../../../../dir/filename'

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