Setting path variable with a space.

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Old 07-27-2011
Try C:/PROGRA~2/blah/blah
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Old 07-27-2011
O wow ya that worked like a charm. it was PROGRA~1 for me but it worked well.
btw do you know where those initial PATH variables come from the shell has before I even source any script? I'd like to take those out without PROGRA~1 since Ill have to re do that anyways.
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Old 07-27-2011
In windows, it's found under your System Properties, in the Advanced tab, in the button 'Environment Variables' button.

On Unix, it's defined usually in the /etc/environment file and subsequent files for their shells, such as /etc/profile, /etc/bashrc, ~/.bashrc ~/.profile, among other locations.
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