Old 30th January 2015, 14:22   #1
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Adding to the system %PATH%

So the NSIS documentation titled "Path Manipulation" at http://nsis.sourceforge.net/Path_Manipulation has a big red box at the top that reads, "WARNING: Strings longer than ${NSIS_MAX_STRLEN} will get truncated/corrupted. Do NOT use this function to update %PATH%".

How do I manipulate %PATH% with NSIS?
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Old 30th January 2015, 15:13   #2
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Why do you need to? Consider using the preferred method instead if possible:

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Old 30th January 2015, 23:46   #3
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Why do you think you need to change %Path%?

Ideally you should design your application so that you don't rely on a non-standard %Path%. It is a shared resource and I personally hate applications that feel they need to touch it.

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Old 31st January 2015, 03:27   #4
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I was working on a plugin to add and remove specific paths to the environment variable last year, but it still isn't usable yet.

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