11.8. Glossary¶

open
You must open a file before you can read its contents.
close
When you are done with a file, you should close it.
The name of a file that includes a path to the file from the root directory of a file system. An absolute file path always starts with a /.
The name of a file that includes a path to the file from the current working directory of a program. An relative file path never starts with a /.