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Is there a specific name for the .. or . on *nix systems?

Is there a specific name for the .. or . on *nix systems?

Just what it says. Do they have a name besides "those dot thingies"?

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"They're called directory abbreviations.

. = current directory
.. = parent directory

See this question for a bit more information. Section 2.13 (CTRL-F for 2.13) on this page also covers them."