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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%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. ...
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Expand path under cursor in VIM

I often find myself needing to lookup what the exact path to a file is when programming with VIM (in insert mode, like giving an image path inside my source code), even though I know what the path ...
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How to execute the path export file in mac?

I have a file with the content: export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/PyModel/bin export PYTHONPATH=$HOME/PyModel/pymodel:$PYTHONPATH export PYTHONPATH=.:$PYTHONPATH When I try to run this file it opens with the ...
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how to make cmd.exe inherit user variable instead of system variable

My cmd.exe when started always inherit SYSTEM settings of PATH which could not be changed due to GROUP POLICY set by firm. Related: Windows XP Environment Variables but my cmd.exe 's PATH is not a ...
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Why does my path not default to using Python 2.7 instead of 2.6?

I am using Google App Engine but starting programs from its interface is not working. The logs in GAE indicate it is trying to use python 2.6 and it needs 2.7 so it fails to run. I have used python ...
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Using two python paths for vim in Windows

I wanted to simply :!python % in order to run the file im using in vim, but the obvious conflict is that there's no way for me to distinguish python2 and python3 since including both to $PATH$ would ...
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How to copy/paste fully qualified file path from Microsoft Word on Mac

The Properties dialog is NOT copy-able. And the "Save as" dialog does not display full paths. Highly frustrating. Any suggestions here?
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In-path executables not found when called from “Open command window here” console

I uses several CLI tools such as curl, ipcalc, perl, php, wget, etc. When opening a command prompt either via the Start menu or "Run..." > cmd I can invoke theses tools just by giving their name: ...
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Add a path in $PATH globally for every user

Do we have anyway to add a path globally so that each user gets it in $PATH. I want to add path of ANT so that each user doesn't need to add it in his $PATH variable.
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How can I list permissions of every component in a file path?

Sometimes it is necessary to determine on which directory in a path access rights are limited. Here is an example: $ ls /sys/kernel/debug/usb/devices ls: cannot access /sys/kernel/debug/usb/devices: ...
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Need help $PATH and terminal commands relink - no sudo, ps, grep

I had to change some path settings to install node.js in turn I must have edited a file that removed the path from the correct directory, whereby sudo, ps, grep etc. live. I am not sure how to reset ...
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What does “Drive:\\folder name” mean in openfiles

We use server 2008 R2 as server and win7, win8 and win xp pcs as client. If we open files of server in client pc, server shows the list of open files in openfiles (Shared folders>> Open files) as ...
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How to add a line to .bash_profile

I just installed Homebrew on bash on my Mac and now I need to do this: Once you’ve installed Homebrew, insert the Homebrew directory at the top of your PATH environment variable. You can do ...
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How to properly add preffered directory with duplicate binary to PATH?

I need to use prebuilt binaries to compile Android from source. The problem is, that seems like it's using the binaries I do not want it to use. As far as I understand gcc from the first directory in ...
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I overwrote my environment variable PATH

I've accidentally overwritten the environment variable PATH in Windows 8 (64 bit). How can I reset it? I'm scared to shut down the PC before fixing this problem. Otherwise I might copy it from ...
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How to change the $PATH in Mac OSX

I've installed git via the instaler and not with terminal with commands, and my $PATH changed, the path to the 'local' git was added the the end of the variable, and my $PATH changed to this: ...
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Why is there no /usr/bin/ in windows? Would it be dangerous to the entire Program Files to the path?

I am a Linux user spending some time in Windows and I'm trying to understand some of the Windows paradigms instead of fighting them. I notice that each program installed in the traditional manner ...
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How to list folders in bash without the trailing /

I know ls -d */ lists all folder in current directory as dir1/ dir2/ dir3/. Is there the possibility in a bash script to show folders as dir1 dir2 dir3?
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Where is the path defined for the windows “run prompt”

Pressing Windows-R brings up the run-prompt. I start programs from this all the time. I installed a newer version of an application (devenv.exe) -- the old version is in a different directory, and I ...
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How to make auto complete available for directories in cdpath for tcsh?

I just learned the trick for setting up cdpath in tcsh and it looks pretty useful. However seems auto-complete of sub-folder names doesn't come with it, is there any trick available on that? It'd be ...
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Removal of old version of java and install new java version

I have removed the older version of java installed (JDK 1.5) and have installed java 7. Now It shows both JDK versions in $PATH. I want to remove all installed java files and want to install new java ...
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Java PATH issues

I tried to compile a java file and I got the "javac isn't recognized as an internal or external command" error. Last week it worked just fine. The PATH variable seems to have been modified by ...
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How do I list commands shadowed by other commands in PATH?

How do I list all the commands in my path which are shadowed by other commands? E.g., if I have /bin/foo, /bin/bar, /usr/local/bar and /usr/bin/foo, I want to see something like foo in /bin shadows ...
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Cygwin messes up Windows PATH

I installed Cygwin and uninstalled it after some time on a Windows 7 machine. But, the PATH variable directories naming is not correct now. Could some one tell me how do I correct this? Log below - ...
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Mac OS X keeps “old” environment variable around

So far I had /Applications/play-1.2.5/ added to my $PATH variable. Now I'm working with 2.2.1, which I installed in /Applications/play-2.2.1 and changed in ~/.bash_profile (which is getting sourced at ...
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PATH is different when echoed to Java console from Applet than when echoed in CMD

When running a Java applet from IE or Firefox, the Applet is echoing out the PATH variable to the Java Console, however it adds to the front of the PATH the location to the browser. This is not ...
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Process Monitor: ReadFile only shows root directory as the file path

I'm monitoring a program in Process Monitor and the ReadFile file path for this program most often is simply "C:". And all the instances of the ReadFile judging from the offset and length are ...
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Command prompt cannot find PATH variable

Sometimes, my command prompt cannot find the PATH variable. I have this occasional problem at work where when I open command-prompt and run commands like ipconfig or subst, I get an error saying ...
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Why is the java set path property not permanent in my computer?

i have to type the "set path" command manually every time in the cmd. I have it on my environment variables on my computer but it doesnt work. I even tried installing and uninstalling the java but no ...
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Trying to access Libraries folder with cygwin

I saved some files in Libraries -> Documents on windows 7 and I try to access to those files with cygwin. Where is that folder Documents ? I've looked under /cygdrive/c/Users/my_user/ but I ...
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How put path changing .bat file inside %PATH%?

I have a problem described here (you can read it for better understanding). I need to write .bat file that change path. For example: While sending a command in cmd: cd ~ I want to go to %HOMEPATH%. ...
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When should you set PATH variables in “User variables” vs. “System variables”?

On a single-user system (Windows 7), does it matter whether you set PATH variables in User-variables or System-variables? Why choose one over the other?
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How can I find the FULL PATH for a file that is located in the “Program Files” (Win8)

I'm having trouble finding the full path for an executable file in Windows 8. I tried the "hold shift, right click, and copy as path" method. But that doesn't seem to work with .exe files in the ...
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What is the default path setting for windows 8?

I accidentally changed my path in control panel! What should I set it to?
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How does Mac OS X set the value of $PATH?

I have a basic understanding on how the $PATH can be set, but is there a documentation that fully describes where Mac OS gets all the paths that get appended to $PATH? I'm aware of things like ...
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Exit windows batch script gracefully?

My PATH is too full, so I need to put things in batch scripts like "cl.bat": @echo off %comspec% /k ""%ProgramFiles%\MICROS~1.0\Common7\Tools\VsDevCmd.bat"" call cl %* Unfortunately this has a ...
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How to set path for MinTTY under windows/cygwin correctly?

I made windows shortcut with the following target: D:\APPS\cygwin64\bin\mintty.exe /bin/env PATH=/local/bin:/usr/local/bin:$PATH /bin/bash --login -i I was expecting it prepend path with my given ...
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Utility to create symlinks for all executables in the Start Menu?

It's really annoying in Windows that if you want to run about any third-party program from the command line, you either have to use its full path or manually add its containing directory to PATH. Is ...
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Putty with NAS4FREE - Directory “not found”

Basically, the directory I want to access is listed but I can't access it. Below is the Putty command line:- login as: root root@192.168.0.104's password: Last login: Thu Sep 26 21:14:38 2013 from ...