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Windows 7: Command Prompt - Path messed up

16 Sep 2010   #11

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
I'd try with this:

GnuWin32 Packages

There should be setup info with each package.
I used to run some of the linux command ports. Many of the stand-alone exes will work from a regular command prompt but a lot of the scripting and other gizmos require running bash or another shell. You probably need to set up the bin folder in your path etc..

edit: ok I think I misread what mjf meant. He's saying even set up properly the linux stuff may not work in Vista or later... nevermind. :)
Not quite, If linux commands are important to the OP give MilesAhead's suggestions a go. For me personally they aren't that important in the Windows command shell.

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17 Sep 2010   #12

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cosmic50 View Post
I set it to the default which was given above. Here is the current path:

%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;%SystemRoot%\System32\WindowsPowerShel l\v1.0\

Here is a screenshot of the command prompt:

And yes, I photo-shopped out my user directory for privacy reasons. The black area should be \myAccountUsername
In the command prompt window type: set <enter> and post it here.

The “pwd” and the “ls” are Unix commands and are not part of Windows 7. You may have installed an IX command package and that added the software’s folder to your path.

Have you installed some IX package? If so what is the path to that software?
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18 Sep 2010   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I never intentionally installed something to do that. the only thing I can think of is virtualbox, which I ran ubuntu out of.
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18 Sep 2010   #14

Windows 7 32 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cosmic50 View Post
I never intentionally installed something to do that. the only thing I can think of is virtualbox, which I ran ubuntu out of.
So you put Ubuntu in a VM, then later removed Ubuntu, the VM or both?
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