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Quickly Inspect Your DOS Path

Goal: Find if a program or is in your %PATH%

Use this technique to inspect your DOS environment variables for specific strings using findstr.
 
  1. Follow this example to see if perl is installed and your %PATH% environment variables is updated. First, open up a DOS window: Windows+RcmdEnter

  2. Type in the DOS Window: echo %PATH% | findstr /i perlEnter

  3. If perl is installed correctly, you should have it in your path. screenshot

  4. You can also use this technique to find any environment variable. E.G., find if you have a temporary directory set:

    set | findstr /i temp
    screenshot


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