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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Windows - How to use user defined environment variables in system path

As the question states, I have some variables defined in my user environment in windows 8.1. Now I want to have something like this as a path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\iCLS ...
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Command Line Tool for Adding To Your Windows PATH, Permanently? [duplicate]

Is there a way to permanently modify your PATH from the command line? I find myself often trying to run a command or two on the DOS prompt, and find out it's not on my path. I manually find the ...
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How to recover from PATH being truncated to 1028 characters by SETX

I received an error on Windows 8 after trying to use SETX to add JAVA.exe to the Windows PATH variable: WARNING: The data being saved is truncated to 1024 characters. After a reboot, I notice that ...
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Why is “java” a valid command in terminal (bash) if it is not in my path?

On OSX, in the terminal, using the command: echo $PATH Gives me the following output: ...
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Mac : How to enter the full directory path in a save As Dialog?

suppose I am editing a document/file in an app like MS office, text editor or emacs, etc and I want to save the document in a particular directory. On windows/linux, using my aliases, etc, I would ...
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How to recover system path variable on windows 8 (64 bit)?

I just deleted my system path variable while setting up java jdk. How to recover default setting?
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Image metadata - correct field for original (or previous) path name

What is the appropriate metadata field for 'original path' (ie not the current path)? Im about to reorganise my image library and I want to be sure that if necessary I can locate the original of an ...
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modify PATH variable outside terminal

I want to add to my PATH variable a folder containing personal scripts (for example ~/myTools). As I've read on forums and tutorials, if I put the corresponding commands (add to PATH and export) to ...
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Setting java path in bashrc and cshrc

My system java's version is 1.6, for running Eclipse I need jre 1.7. I've already downloaded and unpacked the archive of java 1.7, but I cant change the default path from /usr/bin/java to my unpacked ...
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Why is “setx” not setting my path properly?

So I use this command: setx path "C:\ProgramData\Oracle\Java\javapath;C:\Program Files (x 86)\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Common;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_45\bin;C:\Win ...
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Windows 7 path not being set

I've read an followed all stack overflow, super user, etc. instructions multiple times, and my GUI window shows the path to be what I want, i.e., python27. However the cmd prompt shows several lines ...
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php is not recognized as an internal or external command although it is available in commandline

this is somewhat of a tricky question when it comes to "where should I place it?", but I assume a general problem behind it, which is why I am putting it on superUser. I have a Doctrine script which ...
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libGDX project generator: Build Failed : Cannot find java system compiler

while generating a project libGDX throws thid error: FAILURE: Build failed with an exception. * What went wrong: Execution failed for task ':core:compileJava'. > Cannot find System Java Compiler. ...
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Replacing part of a path name with search variable?

I'm not sure if I have used the right expression in the question, but the context totally slips my mind. I am trying to write a script to go to a student folder, depending on who is logged in, but I ...
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Does Apache Alias supports relative paths?

I'm trying to alias a file with relative path from the document root, like this: Alias /js/jquery-1.9.1.min.js lib/jquery-1.9.1/jquery-1.9.1.min.js It does not work, but I can't find anything in ...
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Why the blackslash dot (\.) in the prefix of the path?

I was running the find command looking for some config files and this is exactly what it outputted: ./log4j.xml ./log4j2-test.xml ./proxyserver/src/main/resources/log4j.xml ...
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What does “C:2\” in a windows path string mean?

I got this pop-up from the Windows firewall. What is "C:2\" in the path? The real path is D:\Steam\SteamApps\common\... I tried cd /d C:2\ in cmd and got "The system cannot find the path ...
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path setting appears twice in env output

After an OS version upgrade I have the following strange problem: % port MacPorts 2.3.1 ... % sudo -i # port MacPorts 2.3.1 % sudo port sudo: port: command not found Furthermore, if I do it all ...
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PATH preference in bashrc

I was wondering what happens in the following situation. Suppose I have an executable file in a directory that is in PATH in .bashrc. If I copy the file into another directory that is set in PATH ...
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How do I start cmd.exe from a UNC path (to map a network drive)?

While cmd.exe can work with UNC paths by using PUSHD \\UNC\Path, I'm attempting to start cmd or a similar command FROM a UNC path. Here's why: I'm adding a "Map Network Drive Here" to my suite of ...
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How to determine whether a folder in %PATH% is required in Windows 7

How can I determine whether a particular folder in the PATH environment variable is used by the system? Recently, some software that relied on the system PATH stopped working b/c another package ...
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What is the technical term for current (.) and parent (..) directory?

I got a function that checks whether the passed in file name is . or ... But I don't know how to name it properly. Something like IsCurrentOrParentDirectory() is ambiguous, since the function takes a ...
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Is there a way to automatically display the file path on every print whether its Word, Excel, PDF

I am working with one of our help desk tickets and I personally don't think it's possible unless you go through some crazy scripting... The help desk ticket client was asking if is there a way to ...
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Should windows path be in all caps or normal case?

Folks, I've been having problems with installing updates to visual studio on windows 7 and traced it to the fact that my %PATH% environment variable is too long. So I checked what was on the path and ...
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Modifying the System Path variable from cmd

I am trying to modify my system Path value. I need this as I am doing an upgrade of the S/W and the users need to have access to the old and new system. I provide them with a toggle button which will ...
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Can't use homebrew installed git

I'm encountering a really weird issue when I try to use the latest version of git I just installed via homebrew. which git is pointing me to the homebrew install, but calling git returns the original ...
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Command Line: Browse to a network path that has spaces and a single quote

I am trying to browse to a network path in dos that has both spaces and a single quote. When I do: net use "\\server\path's name\folder\" I get an error message that error 53 has occurred. Any ...
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Win7 loses PATH from user profile

Recently, a very weird thing started to happen that has not happened before: Suddenly, from out of nothing Windows 7 & "forgets" the part from PATH from the user profile. As can be seen on the ...
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realpath (GNU coreutils 8.22) does resolve “.” symlink regardless of “-s”

I'm trying to use realpath in a script which has to ensure that it is located under a certain (possibly symlinked) path. Also the script has to be runnable from any location, so it cannot presume that ...
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Is there an easy way to manage packages/dependencies on windows 7?

I'm not even sure if the title is what I'm asking for... Basically, I'm sick of having multiple copies of various exe's on my system, like ffmpeg, mplayer, exiftool, etc. I was wondering if there's a ...
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Python path is not recognized after adding a new variable under environment variables, picture provided

'python' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. My Python folder is directly in C:\python34..... Please look at the picture.... ...
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PATH set before /etc/zshenv

I am trying to find which file adds /opt/texbin folder to my PATH variable on Ubuntu. It is not present in my /etc/environment file. sudo grep -lr texbin . 2>/dev/null outputs nothing in the /etc ...
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Is it possible to set my PATH variable in a desktop entry?

I've created a bin directory in $HOME with shell scripts that are each set up to load a Firefox profile; this way I can use a simple command like e.g. facebook to open a Firefox profile reserved for ...
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What is the sequence of files bash loads to set PATH variable

I want to understand the way PATH variable is set in Linux/Mac. What all files are loaded and in what sequence to set the PATH variable for BASH.
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how to add mysql to path global variables [duplicate]

I have recently installed MySQL and am trying to access it through my command prompt by simply typing in MySQL. I believe I need to add it to my PATH globals. How can I do this?
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How is it possible for file paths exceeding 256 characters to be created? [duplicate]

How is it possible for file paths exceeding 256 characters to be created in the first place if 256 characters is the maximum length Windows can recognize? We are running SBS 2003 and I am currently ...
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Path variable seem to be ignored

Don't know why but some paths listed in the path variable seem to be ignored. For instance, processing, that when is executed from the right folder it runs without problem, but it is ignored whenever ...
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Environment variables and commands lost after Windows 8.1 upgrade

No sooner did I upgrade to windows 8.1 from windows 8, I found that I was unable to run commands from commandline like python, pip, cat,ls etc which are installed in the system when windows 8 existed. ...
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Adding App to Path on Mac OS X

I'm in the process of migrating from Windows to Mac OS X. Right now, I'm trying to use this plugin in an application. The plugin states: Make sure you can find Magick++-config in your PATH. My ...
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Mac OSX crashed and now global PATH settings seem to be incorrect

I had to hard power off my mac when it froze on the login screen after a sleep resume. After the reset it seems like any application that uses the system environment PATH to launch other processes ...
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env command shows 3 times same path

When i run env it shows 3 times /usr/bin under PATH . Same for every path under PATH title. For example - my scala bin directory shows 3 times . However, in my .bash_profile, it is written just one ...
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Change RStudio library path at home directory

Each time RStudio starts, it checks and creates ~/R if it doesn't exist. I want to change this path elsewhere. How can I do this configuration? I know that HOME=/some/path rstudio will work. But ...
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Batch script Issue passing path as paramter with spaces [duplicate]

go.bat @echo off set url=D:\Download\Path with space inside echo "%url%" pause output: C:\Users\Admin\Desktop>go "D:\Download\Path with space inside" Premere un tasto per continuare . . . ...
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Java with multiple versions on Windows [duplicate]

I have both Java 6 & 7 installed on my machine. My Windows' PATH variable has Java 6 JRE's location added to it. But when I open Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell and type java -version it ...
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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 ...