Microsoft KB Archive/107369

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Os2LibPath Variable Requires "Set" to Change

Article ID: 107369

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1

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Page 321 of the Microsoft Windows NT System Guide states the following:

   "At the command prompt, you can change the library path for OS/2
   applications by using the "Os2libpath" command."

This is a documentation error. The "Os2libpath" command must be used with the "Set" command in order change the environment variable settings. Using the "Set" command in an MS-DOS VDM only changes the variable in that particular MS-DOS VDM.

To "permanently" change the "Os2libpath" variable, use the Set command dialog button in the System icon of Control Panel. Even using this, it will only append the change to the default system "Os2libpath" which is %SYSTEMROOT%\SYSTEM32\OS2\DLL. The default System path itself cannot be changed.

For more information about the Windows NT operating system, query on the following words in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

   environment and variable and Windows and NT

Additional query words: prodnt libpath os/2libpath

Keywords: kbenv KB107369