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My son needs to take a computer test to take an on-line class. He knows what most everything is except for the following. I have no idea about this myself unless they are just using terms I am not familiar with. I may know how to do it, just don't know the terms. Can someone help?

Read and write file paths
Recognizing the parent or child in a folder structure
Write out a folder structure in the parent/child layout
Construct a folder structure using a parent/child layout
Recreate a folder structure on disk using a figure of a folder structure
Jun 27 '07 #1
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pbmods
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Heya, Melissa. Welcome to TSDN!

What's the context? What programming language is being tested?

Have you checked the Wikipedia?
Jun 27 '07 #2

MMcCarthy
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My son needs to take a computer test to take an on-line class. He knows what most everything is except for the following. I have no idea about this myself unless they are just using terms I am not familiar with. I may know how to do it, just don't know the terms. Can someone help?

Read and write file paths
Recognizing the parent or child in a folder structure
Write out a folder structure in the parent/child layout
Construct a folder structure using a parent/child layout
Recreate a folder structure on disk using a figure of a folder structure
This is a file path.

C:/My Documents/My Pictures/image1.jpg

It is the path you follow through folders on the computer to a file.
Jun 27 '07 #3

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This is a file path.

C:/My Documents/My Pictures/image1.jpg

It is the path you follow through folders on the computer to a file.

OK - makes sense.
Would the parent/child thing be that My Documents is the parent and My Pictures is the child??? I've never heard this terminology.'

This is just for a basic college test so he can take an on-line course at the college. I don't think it is technical, just that they can get around on the computer.
Jun 27 '07 #4

pbmods
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OK - makes sense.
Would the parent/child thing be that My Documents is the parent and My Pictures is the child??? I've never heard this terminology.'
'Parent' in this case would refer to the directory that contains the current path. 'Child' refers to any item within the current path, if it is a directory.

So in the example above (C:/My Documents/My Pictures/image1.jpg), 'My Pictures' would be the parent directory, and since the path points to a file instead of a directory, there would be no children.

If you change the path to 'C:/My Documents/My Pictures/', then 'My Documents' would be the parent, and image1.jpg would be one of the children ('My Pictures' could have many children, depending on how many items are in the folder).

And to be honest, outside of an academic institution, I've never heard people use these terms, either.
Jun 27 '07 #5

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