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 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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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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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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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 include the entire Program Files folder 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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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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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 ...