CS Command Line Tools - Setup Manual (wiki version)/Setting up CS Command Line Tools

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3.1 · Under Windows 95/98[edit]

If you extracted the executables to the directory "C:\WINDOWS\Command", then you are done with the setup. Otherwise take the following steps (we refer to the directory "C:\Command" as an example):

  1. Extend the Start menu and choose "Run...".
  2. Type "sysedit" in the edit box of the new window and click the "OK" button below.
  3. In the System Configuration Editor, select the child window titled "C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT" to see the contents of that file.
  4. Add the path ";C:\Command" to the entry starting with "SET Path", as shown in the image below (do not forget the semicolon). If that entry does not exist, type "SET Path=C:\Command" in a new paragraph .
  5. Save changes before you exit the editor and reboot the computer so the changes take effect.

3.2 · Under Windows NT/2000/XP[edit]

Assuming that you have administrator privileges, take the steps below:

  1. Extend the Start menu, choose "Settings" and then "Control Panel".
  2. In the new window, double-click the "System" icon.
  3. In the "System Properties" window, select the "Advanced" tab and then click the "Environment Variables" button.
  4. 4. In the "Environment Variables" window, highlight the "Path" system variable (located in the box at the bottom) and click the "Edit" button, as shown in the image below.
  5. Add ";C:\WINDOWS\Command" to the contents of the edit box located at the bottom of the new window (do not forget the semicolon) and click the "OK" button.

Note: If you extracted the executables to other directory, then you must add the path for that directory instead.

If you do not have administrator privileges, then you have to take the following steps:

  1. Take the necessary steps (indicated above) to open the "Environment Variables" window.
  2. Click the "New" button located at the middle of that window, as shown in the image below.
  3. 3. In the new window, type "Path" in the first edit box and type "C:\WINDOWS\Command" in the edit box below that one, as shown. Then, click the "OK" button.

Note: If you moved the executables to other directory, then you must type the path for that directory instead. Also, if the "Path" user variable exists, you only have to add the path to that directory (do not forget to use a semi-colon to separate the fields).