# Documentation for routine is-absolute

Documentation for routine is-absolute, assembled from the following types:

# class IO::Path

From IO::Path

## (IO::Path) method is-absolute

Defined as:

Returns True if the path is an absolute path, and False otherwise.

Note that on Windows a path that starts with a slash or backslash is still considered absolute even if no volume was given, as it is absolute for that particular volume:

# class IO::Spec::Unix

From IO::Spec::Unix

## (IO::Spec::Unix) method is-absolute

Defined as:

Returns True if the \$path starts with a slash ("/"), even if it has combining character on it:

# class IO::Spec::Cygwin

From IO::Spec::Cygwin

## (IO::Spec::Cygwin) method is-absolute

Defined as:

Returns True if the \$path starts with a slash ("/") or backslash ("\"), even if they have combining character on them, optionally preceded by a volume:

# class IO::Spec::Win32

From IO::Spec::Win32

## (IO::Spec::Win32) method is-absolute

Defined as:

Returns True if the \$path starts with a slash ("/") or backslash ("\"), even if they have combining character on them, optionally preceded by a volume: