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Definition: path name: In DOS, a statement that indicates the name of a file and precisely where it's located on a hard disk . When opening or saving a file with most applications, you must specify the full path name to retrieve or store the file in a directory other than the current directory. Suppose that you're using Wordperfect, and you want to store the file REPORT9.DOC in the directory C:DOCS. If C:DOCS isn't the current directory, you must type C:DOCSREPORT9.DOC to name arid store the file in the correct location. From QUECID

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