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Path syntax

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Hello,

I know that a dot (".") stands for the current directory, two dots ("..")
stand for the parent directory, but could someone please explain to me what
".:" stands for?

Thanks for your help,
Thomas

Jul 17 '05 #1
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Thomas Mlynarczyk wrote:
I know that a dot (".") stands for the current directory, two dots
("..") stand for the parent directory, but could someone please
explain to me what ".:" stands for?


That's a seperator used in the php.ini file for, per example, the
include_path directive.
JW

Jul 17 '05 #2

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Also sprach Janwillem Borleffs:
explain to me what ".:" stands for?


That's a seperator used in the php.ini file for, per example, the
include_path directive.


I always thought ";" was the separator, not ":"?

Jul 17 '05 #3

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On Sat, 3 Jul 2004 11:14:03 +0200, "Thomas Mlynarczyk"
<bl*************@hotmail.com> wrote:
Also sprach Janwillem Borleffs:
explain to me what ".:" stands for?


That's a seperator used in the php.ini file for, per example, the
include_path directive.


I always thought ";" was the separator, not ":"?


Operating system dependent. On UNIX it's :, but on Windows : is used in drive
specifications ("C:\wherever") and would be ambiguous, so ; is used.

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Jul 17 '05 #4

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Also sprach Andy Hassall:
I always thought ";" was the separator, not ":"?


Operating system dependent. On UNIX it's :, but on Windows : is used
in drive specifications ("C:\wherever") and would be ambiguous, so ;
is used.


Does it mean I must use either ";" or ":" depending on the OS PHP is running
under?
Jul 17 '05 #5

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