Environment variables

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Hi,
I need to create an environment variable for my java
compiler(javac). I know where to enter My Computer - Advanced -
Environment Variables

There are two places where to create a new env. variable, user and
system. Which one should I do.



Thanks in Advance
 
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Are you the only user? If yes, System.

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[[If you are not logged on as administrator to the local computer, the only
environment variables you can change are user variables.]]

[[Any user can add, modify, or remove a user environment variable. However,
only an administrator can add, modify, or remove a system environment
variable.

User environment variables
The user environment variables are different for each user of a particular
computer. The variables include any that are set by the user, as well as any
variables defined by programs, such as the path to the location of the
program files.

System environment variables
Administrators can change or add environment variables that apply to the
system, and thus to all system users. During installation, Windows Setup
configures the default system variables, such as the path to the Windows
files.]]

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Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In news:bc42e1a.0412130643.6d38349f@posting.google.com,
Xarky <bernardpace@yahoo.com> hunted and pecked:
> Hi,
> I need to create an environment variable for my java
> compiler(javac). I know where to enter My Computer - Advanced -
> Environment Variables
>
> There are two places where to create a new env. variable, user and
> system. Which one should I do.
>
>
>
> Thanks in Advance
 

george

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Depends,

if you change for 'User' then the variable will only be available when
*that* user is logged on.
if you change for 'System' the variable will be available no matter what
user is logged on.
The choice is yours, based on what it is you want.
Changing 'System' can olny be done by an Administrator type userid.
Changing 'User' can be done by either, Administrator or the User

hth.
george


"Xarky" <bernardpace@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:bc42e1a.0412130643.6d38349f@posting.google.com...
> Hi,
> I need to create an environment variable for my java
> compiler(javac). I know where to enter My Computer - Advanced -
> Environment Variables
>
> There are two places where to create a new env. variable, user and
> system. Which one should I do.
>
>
>
> Thanks in Advance