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Windows tips and tricks
- For a list of system variables, such as $HOME etc. see these links here:
- Home dir equates somehow to
- Wikipedia Env Var is also helpful: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environment_variable
- Win10: Disable folders being automatically shown in the “Quick Access” section of the Win Explorer window: Open an explorer Window → File → Change folder and search options → Uncheck the “Show frequently used folders in Quick Access”. Source: Howtogeek.com
Setting your $PATH
Stackoverflow to the rescue here:
This adds the part after the semicolon to the
$PATH environment variable in a current terminal/console window. To set the path permanently:
setx path "%path%;C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin\"
But this can apparently truncate your
$PATH variable to 1024 characters:
''SETX'' truncates the resulting PATH to its first 1024 characters, with the message "WARNING: The data being saved is truncated to 1024 characters." Execute ''ECHO %PATH%'' and save its output somewhere safe beforehand.
To overcome the 1024-char limit see this post on Superuser.com.