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Since the last time I updated my computer my enviromental variables got screwed for some reason(the PATH variable didn't exist), and I set them back for java and maven. The tools that I currently use, and I have a problem with all other variables such as ping, rm,copy etc. How do I get these standard commands back?

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According to Wikipedia and, the default value is:


But that doesn't include modifications by third-party apps.

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you mean I should include that in my PATH variable ? – user24795 Feb 2 '10 at 9:40
Yes, it should have at least that. – Matthew Flaschen Feb 2 '10 at 9:41
Got it thank you – user24795 Feb 2 '10 at 9:42
I did set it .. but still nothing is happening, however I did set it from win enviroment, I'll try now with command line – user24795 Feb 2 '10 at 9:43
Any program that uses the PATH needs to be restarted. So consider restarting the computer after setting it in the GUI. You don't need to set it in multiple places. – Matthew Flaschen Feb 2 '10 at 10:14

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