I'm very new to Linux, less than a week, but I've got my server (Ubuntu 14.04 desktop) up and running and done some major work getting two custom applications running. Coming from the dark side (Windows) I'm having trouble with the way some things are handled in Linux with regard to pathing.
Assume I have a .conf file with a line like this:
It doesn't seem that I can tell if "hat" is a directory or an executable. It also doesn't seem like I can tell if that's an absolute path from root or if it's relative to the current directory.
No doubt I'm missing something with my newbness so I could really use a bit of help here. Right now it's taking me forever configuring these two apps I'm working on that have tons of path statements via trial and error so any thoughts would be most welcome.