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 variable broken Windows 7?

I have been trying to compile and execute both Python 2.7 and Java programs on my Windows 7 computer. Both of these have been installed, and I am attempting to run my programs off of the command line. ...
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Delete/Clean PATH variables on Mountain Lion

I tried to install PhoneGap on my osx and accidentally set a bunch of PATH variables wrong, so now it looks like this: ...
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Start program from relative path

In Linux when I have a folder structure like : ~/projects ~/bin I could go to projects and start whatever program is in bin with ../bin/binary_to_launch In Windows when I try the same thing, I ...
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Installing Emacs in custom directory (on OS X)

Fed up with emacs22 that came with Xcode, I set out to upgrade to emacs24. I do not want to overwrite the system defaults, and do not want to mess up with it either, so I tried to install emacs in a ...
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Disable XP SP2+’s FQP Requirement?

I finally gave in and decided to update XP to SP3. One of the things that bothers me about SP2+ and which caused me to put it off for so long is that it requires fully-qualified paths for file-types ...
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Where do the log files of TrueCrypt stored?

I want to develop a software probe which communicates with the log files of the open source truecrypt tool. Could anyone help me out in figuring where these logfiles are stored. Thank you a lot in ...
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Where is java jre path specified in Windows 7?

I have java installed including jre 6 and 7 on Windows 7 64-bit. When I type java -version at the command line I get: C:\>java -version java version "1.6.0_22" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment ...
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Escaping a directory in a $PATH-like list

I'm developing a wrapper for LibGit2, the Git library. And I come out with a problem: Many GIT functions accept path lists, that is, a string composed of a series of paths separated by a token, that ...
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Not able to compile Java programs even after changing the PATH variable?

I have recently installed Windows 8 Pro in my Laptop. I have downloaded the latest Java 7 Update 11 from java.com and installed in the system. I have changed the $PATH variable and it's current ...
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set PATH permanently

How do I edit my .profile file to set a permanent value for my PATH variable? Is there any other file that needs editing? (This is on CentOs 6.2)
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Path variables from system restore point, Windows 7 64-bit

Reading the answer here I don't understand this 'little button' to right of open. Navigate to your C:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack, click the little button to the right of "Open" for "Show ...
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How to get the Visual Studio installation path in a batch file

Normally, the path is something like C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC\. From Visual Studio, one can use $(VCInstallDir)$ to get this path. Q: But in a batch file, how to get ...
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Can only use some commands as sudo

I have had a bit of a problem with some commands lately, not working as intended. I wanted to fiddle with some Markdown and try it as a substitute for some simple HTML pages, so I looked into some ...
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How to permanently reset my $PATH?

I was trying to add something to $PATH and it went totally wrong. I now can't run any commands such as ls. I've looked at this answer ...
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How to lock device id's to port addresses?

I want to dedicate certain USB ports to certain devices. How can I do that? For example: I want ttyUSB0 to be my mouse and ttyUSB1 to be my keyboard (always). I want to be certain that the startup of ...
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Copying files, Windows 260 character path length limit, can a Linux system bypass this?

As many of us may know, windows has a limit to how many characters can be in the destination of where you can paste a file this is destination folder+file name, 255 xp, 256 vista, 260 seven and up. ...
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script not found even though it's in PATH

Have a look at this terminal output... bjorn@jungleland:~$ cd bin bjorn@jungleland:~/bin$ ./first.sh Hello World bjorn@jungleland:~/bin$ cd .. bjorn@jungleland:~$ pwd /home/bjorn bjorn@jungleland:~$ ...
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Jdk1.7.0_10 with eclipse Juno

I downloaded Eclipse IDE for Java Developers for Windows 64 Bit from - eclipse download , and also jdk-7u9-windows-i586.exe from oracle downloads . Then I installed the JDK in C:\Program Files ...
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Install Node.JS on RedHat 6.3

I have downloaded the Node.JS tar from the official website. I now have to set /home/admin/Desktop/node-v0.8.16-linux-x64/bin as the working directory to run it from a terminal. However, I don't want ...
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How to fake a network path?

If possible, I would like to make a network folder of my choosing to listen to \\Albert-pc\Templates\. The computer Albert-pc doesn't exist anymore. How can I make a "fake" network path ...
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How does “PROGRA~1” path notation work?

Since my first Windows 98 (and even now on Win7), I could enter the first 6 letters (symbols) of a folder's name and add ~1 after it (when there was just one folder with those six letters in current ...
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System Path disappears when connected to network. (Win 7)

I recently made some system changes - in particular, installing SQL Server 2012 Developer (though I can't swear that this is what caused the problem). When I rebooted, I noticed that all my path ...
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Windows - Relative shortcut path to .exe [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Portable Shortcuts on Windows How to create a realtive shortcut path under Windows? Currently the path is "C:\myfolder\example.exe"- I tried the following but there ...
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Cygwin not cooperating

This is gonna sound very simple for you guys but I've never installed cygwin and the tutorial I used gave no contingency plan for when something goes wrong. I added the path C:\cygwin\bin to my Path ...
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Error 1324 - Contains an Invalid Character

We are needing to do a fresh install of Sage Peachtree 2012 because the backup procedure is crashing. I run the install disc of Peachtree 2012 to do a repair, or even to uninstall and I get the ...
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Transfer iPhoto Library to other computer using Terminal

I want to move my iPhoto library from one MacBook to my MacBook Pro. If I connect in Finder and transfer, it shows a time of about a day. I heard that if you use Terminal to transfer, it speeds it ...
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Deleted Path environment variable, how to restore?

I accidentally deleted the Path environment variable by creating a new one with Path name. How can i restore my old Path environment variable?
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OpenSSH connection doent display Path or Name

I recently re-installed a Ubuntu server (12.10) and I happened to have a minor issue with OpenSSH. Once I created some new Accounts and logged into those the terminal always replys with "$". ...
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Cannot change default path to php on OS X Snow Leopard

I have installed MAMP on OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.8) and I want to change the default path for PHP. I tried both of the answers on this question, and on this question, and in this thread but when I'm ...
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Copying Windows 8 Users directory, how can I reliably deal with things with very long paths (possibly nested/linked)?

I was trying to move my "Users" folder in Windows 8 as described here and here. But when I try to copy the folder using "xcopy" in Windows Installation Disk Repair Mode, after some files are copied, ...
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What is the Unix PATH variable and how do I add to it?

Many programming tutorials ask users to add something to their PATH but don't explain what it is. The existing resources that explain the PATH to users new to the command line are not very good. ...
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Faking a Linux environment without chroot

For a university project I want to test a C++11 program on a 32-core machine. Unfortunately the machine has Ubuntu 12.04 with GCC 4.6 installed (we need GCC 4.7 because of some C++11 threading ...
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Add a single exe in given directory to PATH environmental variable

Is it possible to add a single program among many in a directory to the PATH environmental variable? Say I have a bunch of programs in D:\utils. Rather than adding D:\utils\ to PATH I want to add ...
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How to get ~/foo from /home/user1/foo?

The Bash prompt supports the \w escape sequence, documented as \w the current working directory, with $HOME abbreviated with a tilde (uses the value of the PROMPT_DIRTRIM variable) Is ...
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Unix list absolute file name

Given an arbitrary single argument representing a file (or directory, device, etc), how do I get the absolute path of the argument? I've seen many answers to this question involving ...
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How to start/open a file/folder that contains space in its name through command-line?

I'm trying to use the start command in the command prompt to open files and folders, but I'm unable to open files and folders that contain space(s) in their name. I have tried the following queries ...
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Mac OS X 10.6 executable not found without full path

I just installed Apache via MacPorts. It seems that my Mac was absolutely confused about which version of the Apache executables to run. After moving the Apache executables that ship with the Mac to ...
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how to join paths to {} inside an -exec option of a find command?

//// SOLVED //// I'm trying to copy several files scattered in a directory structure to another one where such files already exist but without write permission allowed. So I used a find command with ...
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Same absolute path on linux and windows 7

I have windows 7 and ubuntu on dual-boot and I'm sharing the same firefox profile folder on both OSs, which is located on the windows partition (which is mounted on ubuntu startup automaticaly). My ...
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How to copy the network path of the open workbook in Excel 2007 to the clipboard?

I want to write a VBA function for Excel 2007 (as well as Word 2007 and powerpoint 2007) which: copies the complete network path of the open workbook or file to the clipboard. I'm working a lot ...
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AppleScript: how do I store folders' pathnames into an array, replacing spaces with “\ ”?

I have a folder and inside this folder there's a bunch of subfolders. Using AppleScript I wish to store the pathnames of these subfolders into an array. Here's my problem: each pathname containing " ...
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Messed up Python path in OS X

I am using python 2.7 in Mac OS X (10.7). I have been trying to install OpenCV, but to no avail. In one attempt to get OpenCV to install properly I tried the MacPorts version of OpenCV, and I ...
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Count the Number of Characters in a Full FIle Path?

I need to be able to count the number of characters in a full path to a file in windows. How I am currently accomplishing this task is as follows: Open a command prompt cd to the directory in ...
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x-terminal-emulator not getting path

I have a script that uses x-terminal-emulator to launch a different script in a new terminal window. I am using ubuntu 12.04 and a colleague of mine is using ubuntu 12.10 and this is not working for ...
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Mac OS X libraries path setup

In OSX, by default, (apple) libs and components live in /usr. Since I use MacPorts and compile my own modules, I have the following path setup: /usr -> default Apple /usr/local -> My own ...
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Easier way to change environment variables in Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are PATH and other environment variables, and how can I set or use them? I know that I can edit my environment variables in windows 8 by going to Start -> All ...
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weird resolving of path to command

I have the terminal editor 'nano' installed in two places on my mac /usr/bin/nano /opt/local/bin/nano The installations are of different versions. The one in /usr does not support my configuration ...
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Homebrew installation of git won't take precedence over system version (in /usr/bin/)

OS X (or Xcode) comes bundled with git 1.7.something, but after brew install git (1.8.0), which git keeps returning the old /usr/bin/git. This is what I get when I echo $PATH right now: ...
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Adding mongo to path in OS X [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are PATH and other environment variables, and how can I set or use them? Bit of a noob question. I have downloaded MongoDb and installed it here ...
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Where is my $PATH declaration in OSX Snow Leopard? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where does $PATH get set in OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard? When I run echo $PATH in Terminal this is the result: house@The-iMac:~$ echo $PATH ...