Windows xp command prompt

try echo %path% from your command window to verify that your path is
correct.

Ian

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i have installed the activestate perl, python, tcl, and pragmatic
programmer’s ruby. when i go to the command prompt on windows xp and
type perl for example… (or python, ruby… etc) i get the following
message.

‘perl’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

in the control panel| system | advanced | environment variables | Path
i have

C:\ruby\bin;C:\Python22;C:\Perl\bin;C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem

does anyone know what i should do to fix this problem? (apart from the
obvious of restarting the machine)

“Ian MacLean” ianm@ActiveState.com wrote in message
news:3D94DBE3.80803@activestate.com

C:\ruby\bin;C:\Python22;C:\Perl\bin;C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDO
WS\System32\Wbem

does anyone know what i should do to fix this problem? (apart from the
obvious of restarting the machine)

try echo %path% from your command window to verify that your path is
correct.

Yes, only new command prompts will observe changes to the environment. It’s
not necessary to restart, but it is necessary to start a new process.

Mikkel