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== Example PATH ==
 
== Example PATH ==
 
<code><pre>PATH=Z:\;C:\UTILITIES;C:\DOS</pre></code>
 
<code><pre>PATH=Z:\;C:\UTILITIES;C:\DOS</pre></code>
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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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 [[Commands|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 [[Commands#SET|SET]] command.
 
The PATH can be modified by the [[Commands#SET|SET]] command.

Latest revision as of 20:14, 9 June 2015

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.