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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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 ...
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How to resolve conflicts with different apps relying on different PATH variables?

I have two programs that rely on some .dll files. (Wikidpad and Microsoft WebMatrix2.) I was using WikidPad for a while without issue. After I installed WebMatrix2 (which uses IIS Express, I ...
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win-bash won't detect root drives?

I'm using the windows port of bash known as win-bash, and based on what it says about paths: One important difference is the handling of drives: cygwin uses its installation directory as root ...
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which program is really running?

I am running a self-compiled version on python2.7, --prefix=$HOME, so as not to interfere with the standard installation of python2.6 (on Ubuntu 10.04). Had some problem importing the ssl modules, ...
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Restore 'where' to PATH? [duplicate]

I'm trying to find out where programs are installed, but Windows can't find where! Trace: C:\Documents and Settings\apenneba>where java 'where' is not recognized as an internal or external ...
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How can I add a folder containing a semicolon to the Windows PATH?

I noticed that the semicolon ; is a valid character for Windows (NTFS) file and directory names. The semicolon is, however, used as element delimiter for the PATH environment variable. Say I have a ...
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Script with path in Filemaker Pro 12

I'm using OS X 10.6 & Filemaker Pro 12; I'd like to have a script in FM to automatically open a .pdf file from a container field using Preview (dumping the file on the desktop) but it has to be ...
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Which DLL is Windows using?

I am trying to run a program on my Windows 2000 machine that is installed in C:\Program Files\TradeLog. The program crashes with an "Invalid operation in GDI+ (Code: 1)" exception message. This ...
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I think I broke something in my registry

So this is a two part problem. I was following directions trying to install some software and I misunderstood a poorly written segment of the installation instructions. This led to me deleting my ...
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GitHub's password cache helper doesn't recognize git in path

I'm trying to set up the password caching utility that GitHub recommends for Windows 7 at the bottom of this page. When I run the installer, it tells me that it can't find GIT in my path environment ...
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How can I scp when path and / or filename to copy has spaces?

I have in a remote remote_host a file like this: \home\user\path with spaces\filename with spaces.ext And I want to scp it to current dir .. How can I do that? Thanks!
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Why can't Excel open a file when run from task scheduler?

I wrote a powershell script that opens an excel workbook and runs a macro. When I run that script from PS console, or even from command line using powershell.exe script.ps1, it jus works. When I set ...
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launching applications from the Windows command prompt?

Is there a Linux methodology to include .exe files symbolically to a location referenced by the %PATH%? The process seems trouble free on Linux, but when attempting to do similar actions via mklink on ...
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Why would the TEMP environment variable contain more than one path?

A colleague's %TEMP% environment variable has this value: C:\Users\his.name\AppData\Local\Temp; C:\Program Files (x86)\MATLAB\MATLAB Compiler Runtime\v78\runtime\win32; C:\Program Files ...
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How to make scripts run from anywhere on OS X?

I've correctly added my scripts folder to my $PATH. But I still cannot run the scripts from anywhere by simply calling them. How do I achieve this? Example. If I have ~/scripts/ in my path and in ...
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Where is my PATH env. var being redefined?

Since a couple of days ago my Ubuntu 12.04 installation is presenting some strange behavior, due to auto update probably, as I've not messing with any config: 1 - The system default encoding changed ...
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How to call certain program from any directory, from Command Prompt (Windows)

I am really sorry if this question is stupid or something, but how can I make a program (say vim editor) so that I can call it from any directory, even though it is not directly installed in that ...
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chkdsk: setting a specific path is not working

I can set the drive (volume), but not directory path or file path. chkdsk (with /h) utility shows that I could set the optional parameter path and filename, but I get the following message instead. ...
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MacPorts Vim prefixes $PATH with /etc/paths

For some reason it seems that vim (installed through macports: VIM - Vi IMproved 7.3 (2010 Aug 15, compiled Feb 25 2013 01:56:26) prefixes my $PATH variable with the /etc/paths files. Although I ...
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PowerShell in conEmu has different PATH from cmd

Why does PowerShell on conEmu have a different PATH from cmd? I see this when I do openssl version in PowerShell I see that 2007 version and in cmd I see the 2013 version.... This is my startup ...
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upgrade to openssl 1.0.1e on windows

I know I am missing a crucial step, but I can't figure out what to do I have openssl OpenSSL 0.9.8e 23 Feb 2007 I downloaded openssl for win32 and installed it in c:\openssl I added c:\openssl\bin ...
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Starting a program in a bat file using the Path variable

I often use a command line application. Its path is defined in the environment options, so in the PATH variable. When I manually launch the console and if I type the program name, it's launched. For ...
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Not able to access a Windows 8 binary from the command prompt even when PATH is set properly

I am currently seeing a weird problem in Windows 8 installed on my laptop. I have copied "apache maven" to the C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation folder. I have set the JAVA_HOME, M2_HOME ...
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Unix set path not working

I installed a package s2cmd on my unix machine. It works fine when I run it from the folder it resides in, but it did not run from other locations so I set the PATH using the command export ...
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Why does window's Run run program from wrong path?

I have python 3.3 and 2.7 installed on my computer. Lately I decided to run python 2.7 more form Run, when previously python 3.3 was used. ("python" auto-completes in Run) In order to do it, I ...
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pkg-config on cygwin will not find the gsl package

I am trying to use the Cygwin method for re-learning C using 21st Century C book by Ben Klemens. I've installed Cygwin and have been using apt-cyg to install the packages mentioned in the book. The ...
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How do I make a relative link in windows with a space in the path [duplicate]

I want to make a relative link in Windows 7 to a path that contains a space character. Making a relative link without a space in the path works as follows (explained here): %windir%\system32\cmd.exe ...
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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)