[fpc-pascal]Fwd: I am brain dead,cant get down load to work
Michael Van Canneyt
michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be
Thu Nov 16 17:34:36 CET 2000
On Thu, 16 Nov 2000, Florian Klaempfl wrote:
> 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 ..
This IS in the docs.
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