Returns the location of a file.
pathname-location pathname => location
A pathname designator.
pathname-location returns a pathname location that represents the directory where the file pathname resides. Each of the name, type and version components of location are
Due to the ANSI Common Lisp definition of the directory function and the fact that LispWorks returns fully specified truenames, the form
(directory (truename "/tmp/"))
will always signal an error or return the list
(#P"/tmp/"). To obtain the contents of the
/tmp directory, use the form
(directory (pathname-location (truename "/tmp/")))
LispWorks User Guide and Reference Manual - 20 Sep 2017