Updating path

Since my computer is only used by me, I put any directories that I want in my path there, unless it is a temporary addition that I put in a script.

This (Bash-only) function does the "right thing" in the above situations (with an exception, see below), returns error codes, and prints nice messages for humans.

The error codes and messages can be disabled when they're not wanted.

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Essentially, when you type a command into the command line, the computer will search the working directory for that command.

If it doesn't find it there, it will search any directories identified by your PATH environment variable too.

To view and set the path in the Windows command line, use the path command.

If you need to create a new environment variable, click New and enter the Variable name and Variable value.

The path is now managed by Windows 2000 and Windows XP and not the or files, as was done with earlier versions of Windows.

To change the system environment variables, follow the steps below.In Windows 10, you may need to scroll down to the Related settings section and click the System info link.In the System window that opens, click the Advanced system settings link in the left column.# see /usr/share/doc/bash/examples/startup-files for examples. #umask 022 # if running bash if [ -n "$BASH_VERSION" ]; then # include .bashrc if it exists if [ -f "$HOME/.bashrc" ]; then . I am not responsible for any damage or injury caused by your use of this document, or caused by errors and/or omissions in this document.# ~/.profile: executed by the command interpreter for login shells.

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