Making command line programmer accessible system wide


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    Making command line programmer accessible system wide


    First of all apologies if this is posted in the incorrect place and/or has been previously answered.

    I recently installed Windows 10 on my laptop after being a long time linux user, I'm curious to see how much it differs from Windows 7.

    I regularly download ISOs/Files with their corresponding MD5/SHA1 hash for verification, after a quick search I found a command line tool from Microsoft (FCIV) which calculates MD5 and SHA which is exactly what I need.

    In previous versions of Windows I would just dump the file in system32 which would make it available system wide, having never really used a 64Bit version of Windows can I just place the file in C:\windows\system32 or is there some preferred location?
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    WeirdScience06 said:
    First of all apologies if this is posted in the incorrect place and/or has been previously answered.

    I recently installed Windows 10 on my laptop after being a long time linux user, I'm curious to see how much it differs from Windows 7.

    I regularly download ISOs/Files with their corresponding MD5/SHA1 hash for verification, after a quick search I found a command line tool from Microsoft (FCIV) which calculates MD5 and SHA which is exactly what I need.

    In previous versions of Windows I would just dump the file in system32 which would make it available system wide, having never really used a 64Bit version of Windows can I just place the file in C:\windows\system32 or is there some preferred location?
    Putting the pgm in system32 would still work. I'm not sure that it would carry over after a Feature update (Win10.1511, Win10.1607) - it might.

    Consider creating a folder under your user folder specifically for portable apps.
    This is a per user method:
    Add the new folder to the Path environment variable so Windows looks in that folder for executables.

    Using portaApps as the new folder name and Dad as the user login

    Code:
    PATH=C:\Windows\system32;C:\Windows;C:\Windows\System32\Wbem;C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Users\Dad\portaApps;
    Add the new folder as the last entry on the path.
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    Thank you, that is exactly the information I needed.
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