I just recently found out that I couldn't run mysql without typing out the whole path or being in the correct directory--unless I added the path to the PATH environment variable.
I managed to do so and now I'm able to run mysql upon start-up of my command line. I'm lazy and didn't want to type out the whole path just to run mysql from cmd. Also, I didn't know of any other way to do it. I randomly came across the solution on a forum.
The only thing I'm wondering now is if this is OK/safe to do for all of my programs.
While it isn't practical, it's just a precaution.
I noticed that in some tutorials online, some people had a PATH variable for their user variable while I didn't. I only found the PATH environment variable in the system variables section. Is that a bad thing?
The only account on my PC is the administrator account. At least, that's the only account I use.
Can I get some clarity/input on this?