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PATH

The PATH command stores its settings in the DOS environment under the PATH variable name. (You can set the path by using either the PATH or SET command.) You probably should set the initial DOS search path in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file. DOS does not define a default PATH automatically, although the Setup program for DOS 6 does insert the PATH command in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file if you don't have one there already.

DOS uses the PATH environment variable to find executable files. Whenever a command is executed, DOS searches for the first word on the command line in the following:


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