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The PATH is an environment variable that instructs DOSBox where to find an executable if one cannot be found in the current directory.   
 
The PATH is an environment variable that instructs DOSBox where to find an executable if one cannot be found in the current directory.   
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== Example PATH ==
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<code><pre>PATH=Z:\;C:\UTILITIES;C:\DOS</pre></code>
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Each element should be a full path (drive letter and sub directories) for clarity, and they should each be separated by a ''';'''. Linux and Apple users should be aware that the current working directory is always checked first (unlike your host system, which requires a '''./''' to be inside your path). By default the '''[[ZDrive|Z:\]]''' is at the beginning of the PATH making the default DOSBox [[Utilities|utilities]] available to you no matter what sub directory you are currently in. Very few software tools would require a change in your PATH, usually only system wide command line utilities like text editors.
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The PATH can be modified by the [[Commands#SET|SET]] command.

Revision as of 08:18, 17 November 2009

The PATH is an environment variable that instructs DOSBox where to find an executable if one cannot be found in the current directory.

Example PATH

PATH=Z:\;C:\UTILITIES;C:\DOS

Each element should be a full path (drive letter and sub directories) for clarity, and they should each be separated by a ;. Linux and Apple users should be aware that the current working directory is always checked first (unlike your host system, which requires a ./ to be inside your path). By default the Z:\ is at the beginning of the PATH making the default DOSBox utilities available to you no matter what sub directory you are currently in. Very few software tools would require a change in your PATH, usually only system wide command line utilities like text editors.

The PATH can be modified by the SET command.