## [windows2000] Re: Nested Environ Variables question

• From: Scott Ehrlich <scott@xxxxxxxxxx>
• To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
• Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2002 09:53:09 -0400

Problem here is instead of looking to do it via scripting, the goal is to
set up nested variables within the PATH statement of the System Properties.

As a refresher, is Win2K limited to about 255 characters for the Path
statement?
It has been a while and I've never hit the limit.   If Win2K is still
haunted with this restriction, does XP Pro get around it?

Thanks.

Scott

At 11:56 AM 10/4/2002 -0400, you wrote:

>If it is inside a script, you need to look at SETLOCAL
>ENABLEDELAYEDEXPANSION.
>
>Look at SETLOCAL /? and SET /? at the command prompt, or I can give you an
>example if you need one...
>
>Glenn Sullivan, MCSE+I  MCDBA
>David Clark Company Inc.
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Scott Ehrlich [mailto:scott@xxxxxxxxxx]
>Sent: Friday, October 04, 2002 11:36 AM
>To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [windows2000] Nested Environ Variables question
>
>
>
>We have a user with the following question and is something I've never
>tried:
>
>I'm trying to use environment variables within environment variables.  as
>in  foo = c:\foo and bar = %foo%\bar and such.  I can't seem to get the
>environemnt (this is the current users env BTW, not the system
>variables) to recursively expand these.  Can that only be done w/ the
>system environment?
>
>
>Thanks for any help.
>
>Scott
>
>
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