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Windows equivalent of $export


Question

I am trying to follow some instructions for creating a directory using the command line. The instructions are:

$ export PROJ_HOME=$HOME/proj/111
$ export PROJECT_BASEDIR=PROJ_HOME/exercises/ex1
$ mkdir -p $PROJ_HOME

Are these windows commands? Are there windows equivalents?

2013/09/09
1
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9/9/2013 3:30:08 PM

Accepted Answer

To translate your *nix style command script to windows/command batch style it would go like this:

SET PROJ_HOME=%USERPROFILE%/proj/111
SET PROJECT_BASEDIR=%PROJ_HOME%/exercises/ex1
mkdir "%PROJ_HOME%"

mkdir on windows doens't have a -p parameter : from the MKDIR /? help:

MKDIR creates any intermediate directories in the path, if needed.

which basically is what mkdir -p (or --parents for purists) on *nix does, as taken from the man guide

2016/01/17
118
1/17/2016 7:19:36 PM

There is not an equivalent statement for export in Windows Command Prompt. In Windows the environment is copied so when you exit from the session (from a called command prompt or from an executable that set a variable) the variable in Windows get lost. You can set it in user registry or in machine registry via setx but you won't see it if you not start a new command prompt.

2014/10/16