i'm surprised that editing the path var in windows is still such a pain

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  1. Limp_Brisket

    Limp_Brisket New Member

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    is there a better way than what im doing to add and remove things from the path?

    right now i go to advanced system settings > advanced > environment variables > click edit on path and then paste that thing out of that little tiny box into a text editor where i can edit it.

    you think by now they'd have a nice little gui or something that you could easily add and remove entries to the path rather than having to edit this stupid path string.

    or maybe i'm just doing it wrong? :o
     
  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I think if you do a search in the Registry for "PATH", with the Values and Match Whole String Only checkboxes checked, when the search finds it you'll be able to edit the Path variable in a multi-line interface.
     
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    there are set, setx, or setenv utils within whatever os resource kit that lets you set sys variables at the cli

    probably built into powershell too
     
  4. Limp_Brisket

    Limp_Brisket New Member

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    holy shit, typed "set /?" in the command line and got like 3 pages of instructions on how to use it. it looks even more complicated then what i've been doing :o
     

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