system_name!system_name! path name

The system_name!system_name! path name identifies a path through multiple systems.

For example, if the system named distant can only be reached through another system called near, then the path name is near!distant!/account/march.

Separate system names with an exclamation mark (!). In the case of multiple-system path names, the rule of separating elements with a forward slash (/) does not apply to the system names. However, the rule does hold for the termination system, where directories and files are stipulated.

Note: When you use a bourne shell, separate system names with an exclamation mark (!). When you use BNU in either a C or korn shell, precede the exclamation mark with a backward slash (\). The backward slash is an escape character necessary to interpret the next character literally rather than as the special character.