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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Windows Media Player Playlist (.wlp) - how to save relative paths?

I'm syncing Windows Media Player playlists between computers. Therefore, my playlists need to use relative paths, or it will not work on the other computer and vice versa. Background: I'm using my ...
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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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Using cd Command in Windows Command Line, Can't Navigate to D:\

This may be a stupid question, and I think I have looked elsewhere to find the answer... Might be a path issue, but when I open the command line and type from the C:\>: cd D:\ I cannot get to ...
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DbVisualizer Error “No JVM could be found ..” and “please define EXE4J_JAVA_HOME”

On this download page i downloaded dbvisualizer.zip and unpacked it to a folder. Starting the dbvis.exe i get this error: No JVM could be found in your system. Please define EXE4J_JAVA_HOME to ...
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Copying new files to network drive in windows 7 gives me the error: Path does not exist

I'm trying to save a new excel file on a network drive. I can access the drive, see all files, go through them but when i want to save my work from excel to this drive it gives me the error:Path does ...
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How can I print full path of an executable command in Windows?

At the moment when trying to run tf command and/or any other run-able command, I need to open Visual Studio Command to get it executable. I like to use the normal console and/or the alternative ...
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Path length OK on D: drive but too long for C: drive with both NTFS?

I have a folder containing a large number of files on D:\dev\tools\eclipse. I decided to move it to my C: drive (at the same path) for speed, since C: is an SSD. The drag-n-drop move refuses to copy ...
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How to remove a path from $PATH variable in fish?

I am using fish as my shell in Debian and recently (after some upgrade) whenever I try to use command completion I have: set: No such file or directory set: Could not add component /usr/lib/x86_64-...
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windows cannot find %windir%\System32\msdt.exe

I'm having this issue when i'm on Device and Printers and i'm trying to load this particular path. I think my disk / bios had just went kaputz. It somehow forgot where the system paths are like %...
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Windows 7's PATH and environment variables are corrupted

I have no clue, but lately I've been having this problem. After running my workstation suddenly something destroys PATH and lots of stuff stops working. Initially, my path had MANY directories listed (...
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Python in command line runs the wrong version?

I have several versions of Python installed on a Windows 7 computer. I want to run Python 2.7 by default, but for whatever reason, typing python in the command line runs Python version 2.4.5. I've ...
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How to calculate a relative path from two absolute paths in Linux shell?

We have two paths. First one is directory, second either a directory or a file. /a/b/c and /a/d/e.txt Relative path from first path to second will be: ../../d/e.txt How to calculate that in Linux ...
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Where are custom system shortcuts stored?

I have my personal custom shortcuts for different apps and I would like to have them synced across devices, but I can't find the file where Mac OSX stores them.
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In OS X, how do you get the finder's path bar to show server name?

I usually have one or two hosts (also Macs) in my finder side bar "Shared" section and often want to navigate to a folder in one of those hosts. I have the path bar on the bottom of the finder window ...
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Windows PATH variable isn't working

I have the following folder in my PATH (both paths actually, the system path and my user path) C:\Users\deqn\.cargo\bin In this folder there is file called racer.exe, when I try to run it from cmd ...
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Add directory to $PATH if it's not already there

Has anybody written a bash function to add a directory to $PATH only if it's not already there? I typically add to PATH using something like: export PATH=/usr/local/mysql/bin:$PATH If I construct ...
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Batch populate JPEG IPTC keyword from csv or txt file

I have 50,000-plus JPG files which I've tagged for easy lookup by user-selected keywords. The database which matches image files with their keywords is proprietary and utility-specific. I want to ...
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How to specify an alternative path for a file on Windows?

I have a file on Windows that I interact with on both my Desktop PC and my Laptop on a regular basis. Every time that I want to do so, I need to modify the file path on the device I am currently ...
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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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What are PATH and other environment variables, and how can I set or use them?

Questions about setting environment variables the PATH are very common here, and in most cases the answers are very similar to each other. In the future it would be nice to have a good Q/A for ...
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Finding VCI and VPI numbers remotely

I am trying to connect to my ISP with a new router but after calling my ISP they say they don't know what my VCI and VPI numbers are. Is there a way of finding these out remotely? The issue has been ...
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Intel(R) Management Engine Components\DAL in envoirement variable

Here is my path variable C:\Users\hzhao\.dnx\runtimes\dnx-clr-win-x86.1.0.0-rc1-update2\bin; C:\Users\hzhao\.dnx\bin; C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live; C:\Program Files (...
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Fake local filepath on form to image on the web

I'm using iMacros to automate posting ads for my property management company. As of right now all image files that we want to upload to various sites (craigslist, zillow, etc) must be stored locally - ...
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Why do I have multiple python executables?

I am trying to add python to my PATH variable, but I'm not sure which one to add, or what the difference is. I have one in \appdata\local\programs\python\python35-32\python.exe and also one in c:\...
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create a dummy network location

I am mentaining an application that ,when I try to run, gives an error message : "You must have a Drive M:\, mapped to Path="\some\network\path" " .... so I wnt to simulate that this path exists in ...
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How do you make php-cli as the default command in the terminal? It's currenltly running php-cgi

When I'm root and I do a php version. It shows that I am running php-cgi: but I need to use the php-cli version which resides in /usr/local/bin/php -- When I'm logged out of root as a regular user. ...
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After adding vboxmanage to PATH, getting “ 'cmd' is not recognized as an internal or external command”

Am trying to add virtualbox exe's to the windows PATH. But after adding "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox" to the PATH env am getting the below error. And most of the usual commands are not working....
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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 are treated disallowed windows® characters on a fat32 formated usb stick?

I don’t own a mac so I can’t tell about things like?or:in filenames… I’m especially interested in the Dos/Windows® path separator :\. I know in Linux it is a legal character which can be used inside ...
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Where to put libraries and headers on windows (coming from unix?)

When a unix/linux program requires "stuff", I usually put (or dpkg puts for me) libraries and headers in /usr/lib and /usr/include, respectively. I recently downloaded a library that I wish to use on ...
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Windows Batch. Append to PATH Environment Variable, when It Contains Spaces

I want to add some binaries to path for my console session and I'm doing it like so if not defined WIXTOOLKIT_IN_PATH ( set WIXTOOLKIT_IN_PATH=1 set MY_PATH=%~dp0..\tools\wix SET PATH=%...
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Disable command parameters for 'commands' or exe's in Start Menu search?

This is a bit complicated so bear with me: Basically, the Windows 7/10 Start Menu search includes results from executable in the PATH environment variable and the App Paths registry key (SOFTWARE\...
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Why does ls // hang in Cygwin

When I run the command ls // is Cygwin, the shell hangs for about 12 seconds, then gives the error ls: reading directory '//': Permission denied. I remember reading somewhere that /some//path is ...
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Git bash and cmd don't load my user account PATH variable

Start up a gitbash or a windows cmd session and run echo $PATH or echo %PATH% They both print the contents of the system PATH variable, but neither prints the contents of the PATH variable ...
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Shared object (so) files search paths

What is the sequence of paths that are searched for loading a shared object file? I am trying to run a executable which tries to load a shared object file. The shared object file can be found at /usr/...
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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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How to globally modify the default PYTHONPATH (sys.path)?

On a Ubuntu (10.10) system, I have a Python package that installs itself into /usr/local/lib/python2.6/site-packages/. This isn't contained in the default path (sys.path). How do I add this directory ...
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How can I find out where an environment variable (like PATH) was set?

I have a xterm with the bash shell in linux. When I echo $PATH, it is showing a directory and I want to know who put this directory in the PATH. How can I find out? Thanks!
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What is the path of an MTP device in Windows? [duplicate]

I am running Windows XP and have a phone mounted through USB by MTP. In Explorer, its address is: My Computer\SAMSUNG-SGH-I547\Phone\DCIM I would like to execute a command line command such as ...
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Microsoft access track missing database

I am tasked to find a missing database of an (microsoft) access file to make it work again. I have never worked with access before so I am a total newb. From what I got by opening it, it had a ...
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synology: rsync via ssh requires full path

I found the following behaviour on a Synology RS814+ > ssh backup01 rsync Permission denied, please try again. > ssh backup01 'which rsync' /usr/bin/rsync > ssh backup01 'echo $PATH' /usr/...
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Is there a convenient way to edit PATH in Windows 7?

I do not understand why Windows 7 is still adopting this stuffy dialog box? I feel uncomfortable when editing and looking-up a path in this narrow text box. Is there a convenient way to edit PATH ...
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Shortening Path variable

Currently, my path variable is way too long (as it seems to have been populated by different programs upon installation). I have pasted my path variable below, could you all please tell me if it is ...
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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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Path not being completely set in Windows 10

When I open a new cmd and print the path it is not match what is in the System > Advanced system settings > Environment Variables... I have two directories from my User variables and a bunch from my ...
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Redhat linux local user PATH

when i am login in as local user in redhat linux and run command echo $ PATH it is showing me :/sbin: in my path, when i dont have any access to commands like fdisk. then why it is showing me :...
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How do I remove the current directory (“.”) from my PATH?

I recently updated OSX to El Capitan, and in the process of running through the steps needed to update my development environment, I discovered something rather disturbing: bash is behaving as if . is ...
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Program loads project slower with relative paths pointing to NAS - will indexing improve this?

so on my network people work with Cinema4D. They often have to load big projects. I did some tests concerning the location and path-style of the textures for the projects which resulted in: absolute ...
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How do I make a program run from console by only its name without putting the whole directory into PATH?

I have set HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\putty.exe's default value to %ProgramFiles(x86)%\putty\putty.exe. And I can run it from Win-R thing (by typing ...