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From "Laura Stewart" <scotsmat...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Setting the environment variables for Derby
Date Thu, 29 Mar 2007 16:08:47 GMT
On 3/28/07, Andrew McIntyre <mcintyre.a@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/28/07, Laura Stewart <scotsmatrix@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Can you help me understand the last part of setting for the PATH. I
> > understand the first part
> > %DERBY_HOME%\bin;
> >
> > What I don't understand in the docs is the last part
> > %PATH%
> >
> > If I already have DERBY_HOME set what does %PATH% do?
> That adds the current value of the PATH variable to the end of the new
> setting for the PATH variable. If you don't do this, then only the
> Derby scripts will be in your path, and other important and necessary
> system executables will not be in your path and thus will not be
> runnable in your shell environment. Not a very useful situation to be
> in, since the Derby scripts rely on some of those system executables
> and would not be runnable without access to them either.
> andrew

Is this only necessary from the command line? If I am using the
Control Panel to set DERBY_HOME, it seems odd to put PATH into the
PATH environment variable...like a circular reference :-)
Laura Stewart

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