UNIX General Terms

By admin, 29 May, 2024

Glossary of Common UNIX and General Computer Terms

This glossary provides definitions for many of the terms you may see while using the DIGITAL UNIX documentation. Although the majority of terms deal with the UNIX environment, you will also find other common terms you will encounter; for example, words releated to the Internet.

Special Characters
See root
. (dot)
A shorthand expression representing the user's working directory.
See also working directory
.. (dot-dot)
A shorthand expression representing the immediate parent of the user's working