In computer file systems, the root directory is the first or top-most directory in a hierarchy. It can be likened to the root of a tree — the starting point where all branches originate.
Famous quotes containing the words root and/or directory:
“I will go root away
The noisome weeds which without profit suck
The soils fertility from wholesome flowers.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“Although then a printer by trade, he listed himself in this early directory as an antiquarian. When he was asked the reason for this he replied that he always thought every town should have at least one antiquarian, and since none appeared for the post, he volunteered.”
—For the State of Iowa, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)