A file or directory is uniquely identified to
NSFileManager using a pathname to the file. A pathname is an
NSString object that can either be a relative or full pathname. A relative pathname is one that is relative to the current directory. So, the filename
copy1.m would mean the file
copy1.m in the current directory. Slash characters separate a list of directories in a path. The filename
ch16/copy1.m is also a relative pathname, identifying the file
copy1.m stored in the directory
ch16, which is contained in the current directory.
Full pathnames, also known as absolute pathnames, begin with a leading
/. Slash is actually a directory, called the root directory. On my Mac, the full pathname to my ...