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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Should system path & user path match?

This morning I was trying to add python to my windows 7 PATH and used: setx PATH "%PATH%;C:\python34\" /M This seems to have changed my path but not in the manner I'd hoped! My user path now ...
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How To Quickly Switch Paths (in Bash)

Sometimes, usually when installing packages with brew, I want to disable/remove certain parts of my path, and then later restore them. I haven't been able to find an easy way to do this, and while I ...
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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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Extending the command-line search path without editing the PATH variable

I want to extend my system search path without appending new directories to %PATH%, I am aware of the App Paths registry entry put that entry is only being accessed when using ShellExecuteEx which the ...
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My computer can't find the git command

I recently installed git on my computer (OSX 10.10.1) and when I run git I get git: error: unable to find utility "git", not a developer tool or in PATH. So I checked, found that I didn't have the ...
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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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Where are the user profile directories of Google Chrome located in?

Where are the user profile directories of Google Chrome located in? It may seem like a very simple question, but I couldn't find it. I checked inside %APPDATA%, but there were noting relevant there. ...
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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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grep -l output filenames with spaces

I want to loop over files with for f in `grep -rsl "foo" . `: do sed -i -- "s/foo/bar/g" $f; done; But since filenames contain spaces, a filename is split whenever a space is found. How can I ...
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UNC path with hostname omitted?

I have an application that opens a file, the path of which is set to what looks like a UNC path, but with the double slash and hostname removed i.e. instead of \\HOSTNAME\SHARED\FILE it has ...
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Jekyll installation successful but command not found

I am trying to install Jekyll following http://jekyllrb.com/docs/installation/ ○ → sudo gem install jekyll Password: Fetching: jekyll-2.5.3.gem (100%) Successfully installed jekyll-2.5.3 Parsing ...
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Git in Visual Studio 2013 stops working abruptly

Yesterday, I went home with Git working perfectly well inside Visual Studio 2013. I could 'Compare with unmodified' for a source file, I would see the version control status of my source files, and ...
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Why is SET PATH= not working in the same batch file?

I have a USB flash drive with portable installs of Dropbox and emacs. One of the functions I want to run in emacs needs to have sha1sum.exe in the path, so I also put coreutils on the USB. I am ...
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Telnet : How to get [user@hostname userFolder]$

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 LTS and i have successfully configured a telnet server. When i logging into telnet server i always get the path(int the terminal) as username@hostname:~/Folder_Name$ I ...
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Do I need SQL Server paths in my PATH environment variable for it to work?

SQL Server adds things to my PATH environment variable, and over time that bloat makes me hit the 2048-char limit in Windows 7. Do I really need them there for SQL Server to run? This is on a ...
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Specifying which file to run with duplicates in %PATH%

Is it possible to specify which version of a file to call when there are duplicates of it on your PATH variable? Background I have both mingw32 and mingw64's bin folders on my path such that ...
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How to apply path in clipboard in Total Commander

I know there is a feature in Total Commander that copies actual path into clipboard. I need the opposite, which uses the path in my clipboard and navigates to it, so that I don't have to click on the ...
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How can I make windows always show full folder path

Whenever I Click on "Desktop" in windows explorer, I end up with a "hidden" path, such as this: which makes navigating to the "one up" folder hard (I can enter a folder within desktop, then ...
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How to delete old $PATH echo in Mac

After i changed my Mac username(using the way supplied by Apple Documents), I found that when echo $PATH, there are some old paths in it. ...
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How can I restore deleted path in environment variables under system variables? [duplicate]

I have accidently deleted the path under system variables in environment variables. Please help me in getting it back.
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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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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 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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What is the path environment variable? [duplicate]

I just started with using the (Windows) command line tool for working with npm. And I end up quite often on StackOverflow when I'm stuck with some error and the solution is often to add [something] to ...
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Inkscape - is there a way to edit the path that objects have been spread along after using 'Extensions > Generate from path > Scatter…'

In inkscape - is there a way to edit the path that objects have been spread along after using 'Extensions > Generate from path > Scatter...'. I would like to tentatively have a path with objects ...
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How to use unison's path option with multiple paths?

I want to sync the following locations using unison: /home/user/Audiobooks with /shared/Audiobooks /home/user/Music with /shared/Music /home/user/Podcasts with /shared/Podcasts What would the ...
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Issue when disabling a path using PATH Manager

I'd like to use PATH Manager to disable/enable a given path from the PATH environment variable in a convenient way. I am trying to disable the path ...
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Can't use homebrew installed git

I'm encountering a really weird issue when I try to use the latest version of git I just installed via homebrew. which git is pointing me to the homebrew install, but calling git returns the original ...
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Append to System PATH variable without including the User's PATH variable

Imagine the following environment variables: System PATH = C:\Windows Bob's User PATH = C:\Users\Bob In a command prompt the PATH command returns C:\Windows;C:\Users\Bob After running setx /m PATH ...
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Can implementing programs to command line/path be dangerous?

Quite a few programs I use have an option for implementing itself to my computer's command line. I've currently disabled that feature on most of my programs (except node.js and a few others). Example ...
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any freeware program for adding/editing PATH from context menu [closed]

So many times, I would like to add a directory to the PATH in windows. And I think the GUI for it must be the must stupid GUI ever developed in windows, yet it's there since ages, in an unmodified ...
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Unknown path in my environment variables

I have a path in my Windows 8 Environment variables .bin;does this make any sense? Is it most likely a typo or typeover? I was having some issues with Chocolatey working in my Console2 and when I ...
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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 export PATH configuration

A have many variables in the PATH and I want to export and reuse them. Is that possible? (something like a .reg file)
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Alias one program in a different order than $PATH

I alias pandoc='~/.cabal/bin/pandoc' because I don't want to change my $PATH order just for this one program. In general, programs I installed in /opt/, ~/.cabal/, and so on should precede defaults ...
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Can't find executable (pipsi) in my PATH even though my PATH is set correctly and permissions are also correct in ZSH

I have just installed pipsi. I'm on Mac OS X Yosemite and I'm using iTerm and running zsh via oh-my-zsh. My problem is that I get the following: ~ >>> pipsi zsh: command not found: pipsi ...
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No such file or directory after typing $PATH in terminal

when I write in terminal echo $PATH my output is :/home/bo/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin but when I write just : $PATH this output I do not understand ...
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Can the %PATH% be recovered without any Restore Points?

I just found out that my PATH system variable in Windows is nearly empty (it has only the path to the ExtFS tool - I installed that one recently , and I'm guessing it overwrote the Path instead of ...
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replace different variables into a single variable

I have XML files with entries like this: <path>D:/Shared/export/Outdoor Stage2/Outdoor Stage2_6_Images\Image_0.jpg</path> <path>D:/Shared/export/Outdoor Stage2/Outdoor ...
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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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Inconsistencies with which command

I'm using the n tool to update my current version of node, but something strange is happening. I ran sudo n latest which in theory fetches the latest version of Node (v0.12.0 and installs it ...
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How to manually install a library so that it may be included from the standard path?

I need to install and use this library on a Raspberry Pi running a flavor of Linux. The linked website suggests getting the necessary files from the public repo but I was unsuccessful in doing so. I ...
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How to get current document path to clipboard in Microsoft Office applications?

How I can get full path of current document into clipboard when working with Microsoft Office applications? I'm mostly interested in Word and Excel. Example: I have open the following file in Excel: ...
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Why can't I use %USERPROFILE% in %PATH%?

On my Windows 7 machine, using the System Properties > Environment Variables tool, I try to add %USERPROFILE%\Bin to the system variable PATH. For some reason, that doesn't work, even though ...
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The Voodoo XP error you cant fix . RDP / MSTSC.exe - cannot find <LANG_NAME>\mstsc.exe.MUI

I keep getting the error cannot file C:\Windows\System32\<LANG_NAME>\mstsc.exe.MUI I do have this path C:\Windows\System32\US_en and this one too C:\Windows\System32\en and I made ...
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Changing Git Location on Mac OS X

I have a version of Git (1.9.3) already installed on my computer at /usr/bin. This version was installed (if I remember correctly) by XCode. I would like to install 2.2.1 (the download version from ...
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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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How to calculate a relative path from two absolute paths in Linux shell?

We have two paths. First one is directory, second either dir or 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 terminal? ...
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php is not recognized as an internal or external command although it is available in commandline

this is somewhat of a tricky question when it comes to "where should I place it?", but I assume a general problem behind it, which is why I am putting it on superUser. I have a Doctrine script which ...
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Linux C Compiler

I've just tried to install APCUPSD and have run into a missing C compiler error. I then ran yum install compat-gcc-34-g77 which went fine but the error did not go away, I tried which gcc as well ...