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JavaScript React Router Basics Navigating and Nesting Routes Displaying Clean URLs

Difference between "/filename", "./filename", "filename" ? I am still confused about this..

Difference between "/filename", "./filename", "filename" ? I am still confused about this..

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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The difference is the directory where the file is located.

  • `/filename' would be located in the file system's top-level directory (the "root")
  • './filename' would be located in the "current" directory (the same one as the program)
  • 'filename' could be anywhere along the "default search path"

When no directory specification is given (the last case), a pre-defined set of directories known as the "default search path" is examined to find the file. The default search path will generally include the current directory.

Got it ! Thanks for the answer. It was very helpful