Path in computer file systems is in general the human-readable address of a filename or directory specifying a unique location in a file system, and expressed by a string of path components separated by a delimiter (most commonly the slash "/" or the backslash "\"). PATH (variable), is an ...

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How to hide a program from linux's tab-completion

I have an account on a shared machine, and cannot access /usr/bin, where there are many programs which I never use. I'd like tabbing to ignore many of these programs, for example I'd like ...
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Is it an actual threat to system if “desktop” is added to path

What kind of threat does adding the desktop path to system path variable present? Is there some well known exploit that really opens my system up if I do this? The thing is that Desktop is my ...
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Would a longer PATH environment variable slow down a system?

In Windows 7, will a long system PATH environment variable slow down the system in any noticeable/tangible way? My system PATH variable is 45-entries deep. I have an i7 930 @ 4.2GHz, but out of ...
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Windows compact /s /u command runs forever on deep directories greater than MAX_PATH

I ran the command compact /U /S /I /Q > status.txt on a large deep directory and after it ran for over 24 hours I decided to investigate whether it was hanging. It turned out that meanwhile the ...
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How to Enforce Relative File Paths

When linking to PNG raster graphics from Inkscape SVG documents, it seems that Inkscape always insists on writing the absolute path to the PNG graphic to the file. This has many disadvantages (which, ...
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aireplay-ng command not found

I just downloaded and installed Kali Linux on my MacBook Pro (dual boot) to mess around with penetration testing - I have experience with aircrack-ng, but it was a while ago (and I was at least ...
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Path management for multiple toolchains?

So the story is probably one that more skilled developers than I run into: Ug...Windows development. Multiple development tool chains (MinGW, VC2010, VC2008). PATH can't get too big. Annoying. DLL ...
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Why folder or file name in Windows cannot end with space?

I learned something new today. When I tried create new folder "folder " (no quotes) in Visual Studio I got error: Directory names cannot contain any of the following characters: : * ? | " ...
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Why does SVN 1.7 show on my mac (Mavericks)

I have installed SVN 1.8 on my mac (Mavericks) in /usr/local but when I do svn --version it still shows 1.7, I have added "export PATH=/usr/local:/usr/bin:$PATH" to "~/.bash_profile" and also loaded ...
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where to put binaries so they are always in path and can be found easily

I am making quite some binaries, scripts etc that I want to install easily (using my own rpms). Since I want them accessible for everyone, my intuition would be to put them in /usr/bin; no need to ...
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Java command only working in command line not in sh files

I have recently attempted to install java on ubuntu server 12.04 LTS. I wgetted the tar.gz file and extracted it to /opt/java and then added /opt/java/bin to the path variable. This all works ...
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How to convert absolute paths to relative paths in .ini file?

Adviant | Deluxe | 32bit ----------------------- Forms How to set up the relative path for Deluxe and Forms? Below is the .ini file. ...
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Does the order of the directories listed in the Windows PATH variable affect system performance in any meaningful way?

I've noticed that when programs add their directory to the PATH environmental variable, most append it to the end but a few add it at the beginning, before the windows directory. So it made me wonder, ...
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SQLPLUS 32-bit Linux Pathing Issue

I am running linux 32 bit and installed Oracle 11g in it. I am trying to start sqlplus from command line but get the command not found error. I checked the environment variables and have ...
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$PATH - No such file or directory MAC OSX - Terminal

A million different version of this have been asked already, but I'm still lost, sorry. Here is some of what I'm getting back... In a terminal: $PATH -bash: ...
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How does start find applications that are not in %PATH%?

Firefox is not in my %PATH%, so c:\> where firefox tells me, that firefox isn't found, nor does c:\> firefox start the browswer. However, if I type c:\>start firefox Windows (or ...
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Vagrantfile - is rvm in ~/.rvm/scripts/rvm or ~/.rvm/bin/rvm?

I'm still learning my way around some of the more hidden files in terminal and I was trying to setup a Vagrant box with rails via shell script provisioning, with some help from these links: ...
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How to delete a file from the file system in Linux when I don't have permission?

I re-installed ns2, but didn't delete a file from the filesystem with path: /usr/bin/ns So when I type on my terminal: which ns I get: /usr/bin/ns Instead of the path I have set which is: ...
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Replacing cmd.exe with an another console tool [duplicate]

I like to use Console2 instead of the default command line for Windows. Out of habbit i'm still writing "cmd" into Total Commander's command line sometimes to open a DOS console into the current ...
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Should I put local/custom directories first or last on my path?

If I (a regular user) have, for example a ~/bin, with executables in it, should that go first or last on my PATH? why? Is there a standard/conventional approach under Linux? This question ...
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How to run a tcl script in NS2 when path in bash file is not found?

i have added the path to where i have saved my tcl script (i.e. where ns2 is installed in home/me/ns-allinone-2.35). i have created a .bashrc and .bash_profile too, since they were not there. In ...
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Windows 8: should I install programs to «secure location» (path)? What kind of programs? What happens if I do not

Extracted from the "Release Notes" of RealVNC Server v5.1.0 : «FIXED: Key combinations such as Alt+Tab are now supported for connections to Windows 8 computers. Note VNC Server must be installed ...
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How to add c++ header files to windows path?

I'm trying to make some header files available for the compilation of a nodjs module. I have the folder of header files I need, and I need to know how/where to add these to a path in windows. Under ...
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Are there any drawbacks when replacing Windows' functions with Cygwin's in the PATH?

Cygwin allows executing shell scripts on Windows and many more. Some functions conflict with the Windows Shell's functions. Does the following hint lead to any disadvantages when using Windows ...
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Mavericks: managing paths when using homebrew

I do not have a firm grasp of how paths work. I did a clean install of python with homebrew and had to mess around with the paths, but I am worried that they are not correct as stands. which python ...
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PATH variable - System vs User - why is it dangerous to modify System PATH on Windows?

While installing MinGW, the users are warned about making changes to the System PATH variable: You should not alter the system path variable in any manner, or you will cause all sorts of problems ...
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Sublime Text 3 and Anaconda distribution (not plugin) issue

I've been using Anaconda distribution(for NumPy,Pandas library). Recently I've tried to use Sublime Text 3. Problem is Sublime text cannot use my Anaconda installation. It is using the default python ...
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Name “wmplayer” is not recognized as an executable file

I cannot run wmplayer from either cmd or PowerShell. My OS is Windows 7 64 bit. I can do it using start wmplayer but I cannot use parameters. Please, help me to handle it.
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How do I extend my PATH environment variable?

Being a power user, my %PATH% variable just isn't long enough to install everything I want to install. Is there any way I can extend the effective length of the variable, or otherwise get more paths ...
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Can I add more than one path in SFX like below

Can I add more than one path in SFX like below??
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Can I extract Winrar-SFX file to two directories

How can I extract Winrar-SFX file to two different Paths ????
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Remoting into Windows 7 computer wipes out PATH

When I remote into my Windows 7 computer (local admin user), weird things are happening. I had RDC (mstsc) and Windows Explorer icon on my Task Bar, clicked on them then "cannot find item" error, ...
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Strange PATH issue in Windows 7 - goes null after being set

I have some sort of a problem with the PATH system variable. Since I use a lot of cmd apps and scripts I've added a lot to it. But the string's length is not the issue. I've worked around this ...
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Path Variable (for tex) Replaced

While installing gcc compiler, I realized I mistakenly replaced path variable for latex editor with path variable for gcc compiler. I have windows 8 and texstudio. what could be possible path variable ...
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Mac file alias using username in path

I am trying to set up a Mac to access a user's folder on a server. The path might be //server/users/username. Is there a way to make an alias, mount a drive, or something similar for each different ...
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Different Path Based on Directory

I am developing an application using Play! Framework version 1.2.4. So I have downloaded this and added its bin/ folder to my path. However, I am getting ready to start another Play! Framework ...
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How to start an application in a given directory, using other as its working dir?

For a system we are deploying for our customer we need to run the setup executable from %temp% and have it use for the installation, files in another directory. This cannot be solved at the ...
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How to use /etc/alternatives effectively?

/etc/alternatives is intended to provide a facility to conveniently install and use multiple versions of a single software package (e.g. a compiler). Now /usr/bin/some-binary can be a symlink to ...
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%PATH% in Explorer bar causes error

When I type "%PATH%" in the address bar of Explorer, I get the error "Windows can't find ...
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Difference between quoted path and non-quoted one as command argument in Mac Terminal

For example, what is the difference between the following two commands: sudo ln -s "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.3/bin/python3.3" /usr/local/bin/python3 sudo ln -s ...
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How to hide the destination of a symbolic link

Say for instance I want to link the following two directories with a command like this: ln -s /home/usertwo testdir When I click ls, in the directory where this link is created, i will see ...
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Launch VBS script from Run box without specifying “.vbs” extension

I would like to launch a VBS script from the Run box without specifying its file extension. One of these scripts is called "home", located at C:\Program Files\lin2nt\home.vbs In cmd, I can simply ...
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Configure find not to even look in directories, if directory name maches 2012

I'm using find /home/myid/dir-with100directories/ -mmin -5 -not -path "*/2012/* to find all files, except not in directory 2012, but somehow it works really really slow. And my guess is that find ...
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Command Line Script Issue

I've been working on a batchfile script for a few weeks now that should automate certain routine tasks I need to perform during my work. However, I've stumbled upon a problem which I haven't been able ...
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how to notify a program of another program? dll? directory? path?

I am trying to experiment with GNUS email in Emacs, in Windows (EDIT: x64 bit). I've got it to work in Ubuntu, but struggling with it in Windows. From ...
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How to Add Scripts to Path?

I've stored commonly used powershell scripts at %USERPROFILE%\Bin. I created a USER_BIN environment variable which I added to the user PATH environment variable via Control Panel > System and ...
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VBS script won't launch without extension even though it's in PATHEXT

I have some VBS scripts in a folder: C:\Program Files\lin2nt\ explore.vbs edit.vbs copyto.vbs The folder C:\Program Files\lin2nt\ is in my Path variable. My PATHEXT is set as follows: ...
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Does Windows 8 not support path longer than a certian length such as 256 characters?

Does Windows 8 not support path longer than a certian length such as 256 characters? Such path is created under Linux, because Linux doesn't have such limitation. Thanks!
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XBMC Standalone advancedsettings.xml path

I am using XBMC standalone (i.e.) systemctl enable xbmc.service I cannot figure out where to store the advancedsettings.xml file in this scenario. According to the XBMC Wiki, it should be in ...
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Re setting path variables from scratch [duplicate]

I'm very new to unix system, and while installing different programs, I've messed up my path variable, and now no command runs in the shell, even basic ones and I get errors saying Command Not Found. ...