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Path environment variable

Carol Murphy
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Joined: Mar 15, 2001
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Is there a way to view the path variable in its entirety in Windows Vista? I just added the jdk\bin to my path variable, but I was unable to see the whole Path, because it is displayed in a single line text field, and it's a lot longer than that. I want to look at the whole string to see what else is there, but I don't want to do it from the edit function because I'm afraid my cat will try to help and erase it or something. Can I access the Path variable from somewhere else where I can see the whole thing at once?
Aj Prieto
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In the cmd line, enter

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Carol Murphy
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Answered my own question! The DOS command SET did the trick. On a side note, I added the jdk to the end of the path, but there is a C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live variable that comes after the jdk. Is that normal or.....?
Jesper de Jong
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What other directories in the PATH shouldn't matter, as long as the JDK's bin directory is also in the path. Directories in the PATH are separated by semi-colons on Windows.

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