windows xp command prompt

Gerhard Häring gerhard.haering at
Fri Sep 27 18:23:04 EDT 2002

* mike henley <rsrchstr at> [2002-09-27 15:11 -0700]:
> 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)

Close the console window and open a new one. Only upon starting the
shell, the environment is read.

-- Gerhard

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