Definitions for "Relative pathname"
On Tru64 UNIX, Linux, and Windows systems, a directory path expressed in relation to any directory other than the root directory. Contrast with absolute pathname.
the name of a directory or file given in relation to your current working directory. See UNIX File System for a more detailed explanation.
A pathname that is interpreted from the current working directory. For example, ./dir1/longfilename refers to the file longfilename in directory dir1 in the current working directory.