Adding a directory to the PATH environment variable in Windows
I am trying to add
C:\xampp\php to my system
PATH environment variable in Windows.
I have already added it using the Environment Variables dialog box.
But when I type into my console.
it doesn't show the new
PATH=D:\Program Files\Autodesk\Maya2008\bin;C:\Ruby192\bin;C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS; C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;C:\PROGRA~1\DISKEE~2\DISKEE~1\;c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Tools\binn\;C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTSystem\;D:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin ;D:\Program Files\Bazaar;C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\tools;D:\Program Files\ Microsoft Visual Studio\Common\Tools\WinNT;D:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\Common \MSDev98\Bin;D:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\Common\Tools;D:\Program Files\ Microsoft Visual Studio\VC98\bin
- Why did this happen? Is there something I did wrong?
- Also, how do I add directories to my
PATHvariable using the console (and programmatically, with a batch file)?
After you change
PATH with the GUI, close and re-open the console window.
This works because only programs started after the change will see the new
In the command window which is open execute this command
This command appends
C:\your\path\here\ to the current
Breaking it down.
set– A command that changes cmd's environment variables only for the current cmd session ; other programs and the system are unaffected.
PATH=– Signifies that
PATHis the environment variable to be temporarily changed.
%PATH%part expands to the current value of
;C:\your\path\here\is then concatenated to it. This becomes the new