Posted By: Anonymous
Basically, I know I can go through my control panel and modify the path variable. But, I’m wondering if there is a way to through batch programming have a temporary path included? That way it is only used during that batch file execution. I don’t want to have people go in and modify their path variables just to use my batch file.
Just like any other environment variable, with
If you want to have a little safety check built in first, check to see if the new path exists first:
IF EXIST c:whateverelse SET PATH=%PATH%;c:whateverelse
If you want that to be local to that batch file, use
setlocal set PATH=... set OTHERTHING=... @REM Rest of your script
Read the docs carefully for
endlocal , and have a look at the other references on that site – Functions is pretty interesting too and the syntax is tricky.
The Syntax page should get you started with the basics.