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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Would a longer PATH environment variable slow down a system?

In Windows 7, will a long system PATH environment variable slow down the system in any noticeable/tangible way? My system PATH variable is 45-entries deep. I have an i7 930 @ 4.2GHz, but out of ...
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$PATH is driving me nuts

OK, apologies if this is something dumb, but I'm running out of ideas. Goal: prepend /usr/local/bin to $PATH Problem: $PATH won't do what I want or expect How I got here: I want to start learning ...
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Setting environment variables and appending to system-wide $Path with a 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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Windows compact /s /u command runs forever on deep directories greater than MAX_PATH

I ran the command compact /U /S /I /Q > status.txt on a large deep directory and after it ran for over 24 hours I decided to investigate whether it was hanging. It turned out that meanwhile the ...
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What is the longest file path that Windows can handle?

What is the longest file path that Windows can handle?
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How to Enforce Relative File Paths

When linking to PNG raster graphics from Inkscape SVG documents, it seems that Inkscape always insists on writing the absolute path to the PNG graphic to the file. This has many disadvantages (which, ...
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adding PATH with SETX or PATHMAN or something else?

I am trying to add a PATH from command line, as with SETX %PATH%... it always expands the PATH, which I don't want. PATHMAN is exactly for this purpose, but it doesn't work for me on Windows 7. It ...
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aireplay-ng command not found

I just downloaded and installed Kali Linux on my MacBook Pro (dual boot) to mess around with penetration testing - I have experience with aircrack-ng, but it was a while ago (and I was at least ...
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Path management for multiple toolchains?

So the story is probably one that more skilled developers than I run into: Ug...Windows development. Multiple development tool chains (MinGW, VC2010, VC2008). PATH can't get too big. Annoying. DLL ...
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Why folder or file name in Windows cannot end with space?

I learned something new today. When I tried create new folder "folder " (no quotes) in Visual Studio I got error: Directory names cannot contain any of the following characters: : * ? | " ...
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Why does SVN 1.7 show on my mac (Mavericks)

I have installed SVN 1.8 on my mac (Mavericks) in /usr/local but when I do svn --version it still shows 1.7, I have added "export PATH=/usr/local:/usr/bin:$PATH" to "~/.bash_profile" and also loaded ...
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where to put binaries so they are always in path and can be found easily

I am making quite some binaries, scripts etc that I want to install easily (using my own rpms). Since I want them accessible for everyone, my intuition would be to put them in /usr/bin; no need to ...
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How does start find applications that are not in %PATH%?

Firefox is not in my %PATH%, so c:\> where firefox tells me, that firefox isn't found, nor does c:\> firefox start the browswer. However, if I type c:\>start firefox Windows (or ...
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Java command only working in command line not in sh files

I have recently attempted to install java on ubuntu server 12.04 LTS. I wgetted the tar.gz file and extracted it to /opt/java and then added /opt/java/bin to the path variable. This all works ...
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How to convert absolute paths to relative paths in .ini file?

Adviant | Deluxe | 32bit ----------------------- Forms How to set up the relative path for Deluxe and Forms? Below is the .ini file. ...
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How can I find the path for a given file?

How can I find the directory for a file? In my Unix shell, I know how to use the ls command, but it shows just the name of the file. I need the path too. How do I get it?
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Does the order of the directories listed in the Windows PATH variable affect system performance in any meaningful way?

I've noticed that when programs add their directory to the PATH environmental variable, most append it to the end but a few add it at the beginning, before the windows directory. So it made me wonder, ...
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SQLPLUS 32-bit Linux Pathing Issue

I am running linux 32 bit and installed Oracle 11g in it. I am trying to start sqlplus from command line but get the command not found error. I checked the environment variables and have ...
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$PATH - No such file or directory MAC OSX - Terminal

A million different version of this have been asked already, but I'm still lost, sorry. Here is some of what I'm getting back... In a terminal: $PATH -bash: ...
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How can I set user environmental variables (such as PATH) from a non-administrator account on Windows 7

How can I set user environmental variables (such as PATH) from a non-administrator account on Windows 7? On Windows XP I could go into the Advanced Settings in the System Control panel. However, on ...
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How do I stroke a path in GIMP (or, just draw a line)?

I want to just draw a simple line in GIMP. The usual method, which I'm sure worked before, is to use a path then stroke it. I selected the path tool, then clicked 2 points to make a straight line ...
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Why does Windows use backslashes for paths and Unix forward slashes?

It annoys me having used Unix in college and now working on the Windows side. What's the history behind this decision? Anyone know why it worked out this way?
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What's a good tool/addin for Windows to copy a file's path?

I often find that I need the full path of file, often when that file is on the desktop/start menu (i.e., not viewing within Explorer). (There's a related question but it's asking for a solution in ...
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Vagrantfile - is rvm in ~/.rvm/scripts/rvm or ~/.rvm/bin/rvm?

I'm still learning my way around some of the more hidden files in terminal and I was trying to setup a Vagrant box with rails via shell script provisioning, with some help from these links: ...
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How to delete a file from the file system in Linux when I don't have permission?

I re-installed ns2, but didn't delete a file from the filesystem with path: /usr/bin/ns So when I type on my terminal: which ns I get: /usr/bin/ns Instead of the path I have set which is: ...
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Replacing cmd.exe with an another console tool [duplicate]

I like to use Console2 instead of the default command line for Windows. Out of habbit i'm still writing "cmd" into Total Commander's command line sometimes to open a DOS console into the current ...
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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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How to run a tcl script in NS2 when path in bash file is not found?

i have added the path to where i have saved my tcl script (i.e. where ns2 is installed in home/me/ns-allinone-2.35). i have created a .bashrc and .bash_profile too, since they were not there. In ...
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Should I put local/custom directories first or last on my path?

If I (a regular user) have, for example a ~/bin, with executables in it, should that go first or last on my PATH? why? Is there a standard/conventional approach under Linux? This question ...
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Remoting into Windows 7 computer wipes out PATH

When I remote into my Windows 7 computer (local admin user), weird things are happening. I had RDC (mstsc) and Windows Explorer icon on my Task Bar, clicked on them then "cannot find item" error, ...
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Strange PATH issue in Windows 7 - goes null after being set

I have some sort of a problem with the PATH system variable. Since I use a lot of cmd apps and scripts I've added a lot to it. But the string's length is not the issue. I've worked around this ...
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Windows 8: should I install programs to «secure location» (path)? What kind of programs? What happens if I do not

Extracted from the "Release Notes" of RealVNC Server v5.1.0 : «FIXED: Key combinations such as Alt+Tab are now supported for connections to Windows 8 computers. Note VNC Server must be installed ...
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How to add c++ header files to windows path?

I'm trying to make some header files available for the compilation of a nodjs module. I have the folder of header files I need, and I need to know how/where to add these to a path in windows. Under ...
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Are there any drawbacks when replacing Windows' functions with Cygwin's in the PATH?

Cygwin allows executing shell scripts on Windows and many more. Some functions conflict with the Windows Shell's functions. Does the following hint lead to any disadvantages when using Windows ...
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Mavericks: managing paths when using homebrew

I do not have a firm grasp of how paths work. I did a clean install of python with homebrew and had to mess around with the paths, but I am worried that they are not correct as stands. which python ...
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PATH variable - System vs User - why is it dangerous to modify System PATH on Windows?

While installing MinGW, the users are warned about making changes to the System PATH variable: You should not alter the system path variable in any manner, or you will cause all sorts of problems ...
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Sublime Text 3 and Anaconda distribution (not plugin) issue

I've been using Anaconda distribution(for NumPy,Pandas library). Recently I've tried to use Sublime Text 3. Problem is Sublime text cannot use my Anaconda installation. It is using the default python ...
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Prevent Windows System %PATH% from being prepended to user %PATH?

I know how to set system or user specific environment variables: Now, the problem is that the PATH variable is treated such that the value you enter for the user PATH will be automatically appended ...
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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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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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How do I extend my PATH environment variable?

Being a power user, my %PATH% variable just isn't long enough to install everything I want to install. Is there any way I can extend the effective length of the variable, or otherwise get more paths ...
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“sudo: port: command not found” after installing MacPorts on Snow leopard

I have attempted to install MacPorts in order to upgrade my Rails version so that I can work my way through Agile Web Development with Rails, PragProg (4th, 2011). I have followed the directions in ...
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Can I add more than one path in SFX like below

Can I add more than one path in SFX like below??
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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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Can I extract Winrar-SFX file to two directories

How can I extract Winrar-SFX file to two different Paths ????
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Path Variable (for tex) Replaced

While installing gcc compiler, I realized I mistakenly replaced path variable for latex editor with path variable for gcc compiler. I have windows 8 and texstudio. what could be possible path variable ...
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XBMC Standalone advancedsettings.xml path

I am using XBMC standalone (i.e.) systemctl enable xbmc.service I cannot figure out where to store the advancedsettings.xml file in this scenario. According to the XBMC Wiki, it should be in ...
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Mac file alias using username in path

I am trying to set up a Mac to access a user's folder on a server. The path might be //server/users/username. Is there a way to make an alias, mount a drive, or something similar for each different ...
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Are there any alternatives to adding to the PATH environment variable in Windows?

Many applications (specially developer tools) require that you add the path to the PATH enviroment variable in Windows. I know what is does, but for me this feels low-level Aren't there any ...
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Different Path Based on Directory

I am developing an application using Play! Framework version 1.2.4. So I have downloaded this and added its bin/ folder to my path. However, I am getting ready to start another Play! Framework ...