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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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 ...
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Windows XP style compact path in Windows 7 file browser window

I do lots of navigating between folders trying to keep projects synced and I've tried using things like winmerge but they're too clunky and slow. I switched back to old fashioned windows explorer but ...
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I can't get Path to recoginize Java SDK

Alright, I'm trying to access Java SDK tools such as JavaC through CMD but I can't. Here is my echo %path% C:\Users\msivri>echo %PATH% ...
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Why is Eclipse/m2e not using my computer's PATH when executing command line Maven tasks?

My project uses a Maven build system, and the Maven build includes a command line call to thrift to compile some files. In bash, mvn generate-sources successfully completes. But when I use m2e's Run ...
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$PATH is not updated

It seems all about this was already discussed, but I can't resolve my problem. I have all necessary strings in /etc/paths /usr/bin /bin /usr/sbin /sbin /usr/local/bin in ~/.bash_profile export ...
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Using relative paths for Windows shortcuts

Apoligies if this was already asked, but everything related i found seemed to be about starting a batch file in a relative path, which isn't what i want. I have a folder scheme like (highly ...
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What should I fill in “path for boot option”?

I am really confused about this case. I have a new laptop but no DVD drive. I want to install windows by USB. I have set my USB to bootable, and the problem is, there is no option for BOOT priority ...
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Can't access file in $PATH

Here is my /etc/paths: /usr/bin /bin /usr/sbin /sbin /usr/local/bin I added a file yuicompressor.jar to /usr/local/bin. Then I ran: sudo java -jar yuicompressor.jar but it says Unable to access ...
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Strange Windows Errors

I run Windows 7 and I've been getting strange errors from different applications, for example attempting to uninstall VMware Workstation causes the following error: "Error in the lua script: [string ...
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How to change my system path when it is already too long?

In windows 7, my system path is too long. I want to edit it so I can remove some unneeded paths. However when I click advanced system settings ... [Window Title] ...
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How to store complete path using 7z on linux

I am looking for a simple way to backup files that have changed in the last 24 hours and creating a daily 7zip file ( I don't need permssion or users just files ). Using the following command I can ...
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What is difference between %WinDir% and %SystemRoot%?

What is difference between %Windir% and %Systemroot% in Windows Path Location? Both of them show "Windows" folder location.
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Issue with spaces in path name in Excel macro

VLOOKUP definition is: =IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(RC[-7],'[\\sqlc\Curr table & Checklist\Currency table - foreign.xlsx]Sheet1'!R2C1:R9999C2,2,FALSE))=FALSE,VLOOKUP(RC[-7],'[\\sqlc\Curr table & ...
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awesome does not recognize PATH change

I use zsh as my login shell, lightdm as login manager and awesome as window manager. I changed the PATH Variable in my ~/.zshrc and it works on the terminal, but awesome itself does not recognize the ...
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Special characters in Emacs dired and attachment paths on Windows 7: “\374” instead of “ü” displayed

I want to use dired+ in Emacs for browsing directory paths on Windows 7. I'm having problems with special characters like äöü in dired mode and in attachment paths: dired When I'm trying to ...
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How to change the path that comes with the output of which command?

When I which mex at the linux system it gives a path but I want to change this path to another one. How can I set this default path to another location ?
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Deleted Path environment variable, how to find the older Path?

I saw the other post like this and that, but i can't solve my problem, I opened regedit and find the previous version of folder USER <-screen, when i select/open it I can see the folder in the ...
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Too many folders in the path variable

I've encountered a strange issue - I can't launch Visual Studio, nor run simple commands from command prompt, seemingly due to my PATH variable being too long. Now that I look at it, I see that many ...
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Create alias or add path?

I've just installed a new program (let's call it foo) on my Linux machine. The program's files are in an unusual location that is not currently part of my $PATH. If I would like to be able to easily ...
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What is “Program Files (x86)” actully used for

i was installing Sekien no Inganock ~What a Beautiful People~ Fullvoice Reborn onto my computer last night, since learning about Symbolic links i've created a Visual Novels Folder in Program Files, ...
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What does java.exe do in Windows\System32

I found that java.exe file is located in Windows\System32 directory and has precedence over my selected java in Program Files directory (due to PATH components order). I have tried deleting this ...
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Why do my $PATH and /etc/paths Differ?

Typing export $PATH in Mountain Lion's Terminal returns ...
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getting “No such file or directory” for a nonexistent command

I uninstalled manually mpi from my machine, but now when I make the command mpirun I get "-bash: /usr/local/bin/mpirun: No such file or directory" rather than "-bash: mpirun: command not found". ps. ...
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How to copy full path from Terminal in Mac OS

I want to copy path of one file, but the directory isn't open in Finder, it is opened in terminal. Is it possible by invocation <utility> filename to copy full file path string to the Mac OS ...
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What is the difference between setting the path via editing /private/etc/paths vs ~/.profile?

I just found out I can edit my PATH by editing /etc/paths or /private/etc/paths, or by putting export PATH=$PATH:/a/path in ~/.profile or one of my other startup scrips. Is there a difference between ...
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How do I create a Python 3.3 environment with Anaconda (& Windows)

I installed Anaconda on my Windows XP machine about a week ago. It came with Python 2.7. I am trying to create a Python 3.3 environment on it. I followed these directions, resulting in downloading ...
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Setting environment variables and appending to system-wide %PATH% with a Windows batch file

I'm trying to set three environment variables and append them to the machine path. Right now my code is like this: setx CATALINA_HOME "C:\Program Files (x86)\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 7" /m ...
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What does // and :: in the values of environment variables mean?

On my Linux machine some of the environment variables contain lists of directories. The directories are separated by :. But sometimes they are separated by ::. Is it just a mistake that should be ...
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How to use image source from tmp folder of ubuntu

I have a jsp web application running on Ubuntu apache server. I take screen shot of different picture and save those in tmp folder of the server. Now I need to show this picture in my web application. ...
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Can't stroke path, have done everything the online tutorials say (and trust me, I have looked at all of them)

I made a path with the pen tool. I tried selecting and deselecting it. I made sure the visibility was on. I edit stroked and right click stroked. I closed and restarted gimp. It worked before, and now ...
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Access/modify the User path variable, not System path

I am trying to make an installer for a program and my workplace doesn't allow us 'regular' users to modify the system environment. In an effort to get around the restrictions, I'm trying to add my ...
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How to reference a git repository?

What should the actual path to a git repository 'file' be? It's common practise when cloning from github to do something like: git clone https://user@github.com/repo.git And I'm used to that. If I ...
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Path in %PATH% doesn't work

I set my Path environment variable to look like this: E:\Programy\Python; ... all the rest but after I have it all confirmed and call env in command line, E:\Programy\Python is not listed there. ...
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Javascript to Automate Paths to Layers in Photoshop

I am looking for a javascript that can run within Photoshop. Ideally, the script will convert a series of clipping paths to layers - and then fill the layer (defined by the clipping path) with black. ...
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How can I set a system wide PATH-variable for cron on Centos 6.4

I'd like to make sure that every user specific crontab has the same PATH-environment. I tried to set the PATH in /etc/crontab but it seems like this config file is not read by crond. Following are ...
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python not in command line even though it is in path

When I type 'python' at the command line it says ''python' is not recognized as an internal or external command...' I have Python in both User and System paths. In the past I have been able to run ...
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Resetting $PATH in OS X 10.8

I was trying to install jhbuild earlier as part of a GTK+ install, and ran the command alias jhbuild="PATH=gtk-prefix/bin:$PATH jhbuild". Since then, I haven't been able to access many important ...
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Duplicates in the Path Variable Windows 7

Is it safe to remove duplicates from the Path Variable ? The Path Variable of my Windows 7 OS looks like this: 1 C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Common; 2 C:\Program Files\Common ...
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zsh running a comand but not from the path

My zsh is doing something odd, it is running an executable that is not the first executable on my path. I have a wrapper script for ssh but the wrapper is not being invoked while the real ssh binary ...