PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Display Windows Path

PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Display Windows Path

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Summary: Learn to use Windows PowerShell to display your Windows path.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to inspect my Windows path to see what folders are there and in what order they appear?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the $env PS Drive and retrieve the value of the Path variable. By default, it displays as a continuous string,
          and it can be a bit difficult to read. Here is the command:


But if you use the –split operator to break the strings at the semicolon, it is more readable:

$env:path -split ";"

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