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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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 ...
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Changing Windows 7 PATH avriable [duplicate]

I saw this question and answer but this is not working for me. I am following Python tutorials. There is a section that requires me to change the path variable. I used the instructions in the command ...
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How to fix $PATH environment on Mac OS X?

Recently, I tried to install ruby and I somewhat messed up with variable environment. As a result, I am not be able to use paths in .profile or any other path files that I set up before (I tried in ...
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Is there any file check summing software which deals correctly with deep paths?

I have been looking for software which will checksum and verify/compare NTFS volumes with deep paths on Windows, and failing verification on every one I've tried. I've even tried writing my own python ...
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Syntax to create a file list

When I try to create a list of the files on a CD and to save it as a text file, something must be wrong with my syntax. Entering the command: gz@gcomputer:/media$ ls -aRl1 >> ...
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Vim file name completion relative to current file

In Vim, when I am in insert mode, and I want to use file-name completion, I want the search path to be relative to the current file, not the current working directory. For instance, if in insert mode ...
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How do I prevent $PATH from resetting itself each time?

I'm having difficulty setting up the PATH on my macbook pro. I followed this link to modify my path variable. Each time I start a new terminal I get a PATH pointing towards ...
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symbolic link to /usr/local/bin not running the program unless logged in as su

I'm trying to get eclipse 3.8 installed on Ubuntu 10.04. I've put the extracted files on: /opt I put a symbolic link in: /usr/local/bin ls -s /usr/local/bin: eclipse -> /opt/eclipse/eclipse ...
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setting an appropriate PATH for one user

I'm new to linux, and am taking a course that requires me to do the following: Creating a login name Establishing appropriate group(s) Creating the home directory Creating the login shell ...
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How to update the PATH user environment variable from command-line

I have a system PATH variable with the system level config. I use the user PATH variable to complement the PATH with user-specific config. I would like to update the user PATH variable from ...
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Do I really need Web Platform Installer in my Path environment variable

I'm not sure how this got onto my path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Web Platform Installer\ but it did, and now I want to know if I can safely remove it. Why is it there, and what, if any, negative ...
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Where to store bash scripts that all users may execute on Debian?

I have many bash scripts on my server, that all users may use. but it seems the location /usr/local/sbin is not the best place. I don't want to use the home directory of the users, cause ...
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Add /usr/local/sbin to the PATH of a user [duplicate]

if I type echo $PATH I only get /usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/games:/usr/games how can I add /usr/local/sbin to the path, so it is already there the next time? (I use debian ...
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In Windows 7 where should Path be set by Programs?

What are the proper procedures for the setting and use of the environment variable PATH in Windows 7? I have a Dell Desktop that defines 19 entries in the Path variable. These include 5 entries for ...
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How can I recover the Windows 7 PATH system variable? [duplicate]

I was installing GTK+ and the installer overwrote my path instead of appending to it. This is my developer machine at work, my path was full with all sorts of developer tools. What can I do to get it ...
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Define extra `$PATH` for either Passenger or nginx

I have a server with nginx and Passenger serving a Ruby on Rails app. It uses Bundler. Somewhere in this stack, the $PATH gets set to /var/www/APPNAME/shared/bundle/ruby/1.8/bin/. This directory ...
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Executable not found although in PATH

My $PATH is set to a lot of directories including ~/bin and ~/target/bin I want to execute script.sh which is in ~/target/bin but I get the error bash: ~/bin/script.sh: No such file or directory ...
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Creating a system variable

I would like to get some suggestion regarding adding an entry to the PATH variable under System Variables. Whenever I install a program on my windows machine, I end up adding the path to the program ...