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PathWiz will add or subtract
directories in your path.
When you tell PathWiz to add
a directory to your path, it
first checks to see if it is
already there. PathWiz also
increases the usable size of
your path to 512 bytes! (DOS
normally gives you 127).
Contents of the PATHWIZ.DOC file
NOTE: THIS IS A SHAREWARE VERSION OF PATHWIZ. PLEASE FEEL FREE
TO DISTRIBUTE AND POST AS YOU LIKE. THE RELEASE VERSION WORKS
IDENTICALLY, BUT ALSO SUPPORTS OTHER ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES AND
DOES NOT DISPLAY THE ANNOYING BANNER WHEN RUN.
THE RELEASE VERSION ONLY COST $10.00 (See Register.doc).
Use PathWiz to add or subtract directories in your path. When you tell
PathWiz to add a directory to your path, it first checks to see if it is
already there. PathWiz also increases the usable size of your path to
512 bytes! (DOS normally gives you 127).
Why use PathWiz ?
1. Increases the size of your path from 127 to 512 bytes.
2. Prevents duplicate entries in your path.
3. Allows removal of unwanted entries in your path that can slow down
4. Allows you to add and edit other environment variables
like INCLUDE and TEMP (release version only).
PW operator string [flags]
valid operators: + Add string to front of path
* Add string to end of path
- Remove string from path
$ Is string in path (ErrorLevel 0=yes)
String is the directory to add to your path.
valid flags: v Verbose messages
q Quiet, no screen messages at all
DOS ERRORLEVEL is set to 0 on success, else 1
(Starting Path = C:\DOS;C:\)
PW + C:\WINDOWS
(Path now equals C:\WINDOWS;C:\DOS;C:\)
PW * F:\123
(Path now equals C:\WINDOWS;C:\DOS;C:\;F:123)
PW - C:\DOS
(Path now equals C:\WINDOWS;C:\;F:123)
PW + C:\
(Path is not changed, C:\ was already there)
Pathwiz is especially useful in batch files. For example, the
following is a batch file created by the Watcom C complier
The top line would destroy your existing path, and should be replaced by the
following 3 lines:
pw + s:\c\watcom\bin
pw + s:\c\watcom\binb
pw + s:\c\watcom\binw
This would preserve all of the existing directories in your path. If you
have the release version of pathwiz you could also use it to edit
your include enviroment variable if desired.
We recommend that you simple copy PathWiz into your DOS directory since
it is usually in your path. If you are on a Novell network you could
copy it into your sys:public directory.
If you use long paths and many environment variables, we recommend
increasing the size of your environment by adding the following line
to your config.sys file:
SHELL=C:\COMMAND.COM /e:1024 /p
(This assumes you are using the command.com in the root directory of
your C drive and gives you a maxmum environment of 1024 bytes.)
PathWiz and Windows:
PathWiz is fully compatible with Windows and can be used within
MS DOS prompt windows. Note that when each MS DOS prompt window is
opened, it starts with the path that existed when Windows was started.
Changing the path within one MS DOS prompt window does not change the path
in any others that are currently running. The path that Windows programs
use is read when Windows starts and cannot be changed without
first exiting Windows.
Also ask about our full screen environment editor !
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