[fpc-pascal]Fwd: I am brain dead,cant get down load to work

Florian Klaempfl florian at klaempfl.de
Thu Nov 16 17:22:14 CET 2000

At 16:43 16.11.00 +0100, you wrote:
> >    I am quite new to using computers so I'm probably doing something wrong!
> >I have downloaded the full zip file from your site, as I am learning to
> >program with pascal and I wanted to try my new found skills. I think it was
> >the one that contained everything.
> >    When I install it from the zip file it goes through the motions and
> >instals lots of stuff and then it says:
> >     expand your path with 'c:\pp\bin\win32'
> >
> >    I have no idea what this means but I click OK in blissful ignorance and
> >then it just goes back to the win zip thing where I started.
> >    What is a path and how do I expand it.(I'm guessing it's not the
> >concrete
> >one leading from my front door but I can expand it if you think that will
> >help!)
>The "path" is list of directories (folders) which are automatically
>searched if you type the name of a program at the command line (e.g. in a
>dos window) (if there were no path and you wanted to start a program that
>resided in another directory than the current one, you would have to type
>the full pathname).
>Anyway, the path statement is located in the file c:\autoexec.bat and
>looks like
>set path=<list of directories>
>Simply add at end of it
>The result will then be something like
>set path=c:\windows;c:\pp\bin\win32
>(with probably several other directories in between)

Maybe we should put this in the docs and extend the message of the installer ..

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