# PATH

Updated: 10/28/2020, 12:05:40 PM
Created: 10/28/2020, 12:05:40 PM
Last Updated By: Mike Street
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Tags: environment variables

# Description

The PATH environment variable contains a list of all directories that contain executable programs. As a minimum, this should contain the shell default values plus the path of the jBASE bin directory (i.e.$JBCRELEASEDIR/bin on unix, %JBCRELEASEDIR%\bin on Windows) so that jBASE commands are seen by the shell. You will also wish to explicitly add the path of your application executable directory (such as ${HOME}/bin).

# Values

Any directory the user has privileges for.

# Default

The default depends entirely upon your system and how it has been set up.

# Setting

Normal environment variable, so it can be set at any time by the commands:

# UNIX

export PATH=$PATH:$JBCRELEASEDIR/bin:/apps/bin
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# Windows

set PATH=%PATH%;%JBCRELEASEDIR%/bin;C:\apps\bin
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# Notes

If you receive a Windows warning that your path is too long then see this page.

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