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Assorted NT/2000/XP/.. CMD.EXE Script Tricks
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173} How do I get the original GUI path since CLI's may be changed?

  @echo off & setlocal enableextensions
  :: System-wide
  for /f "tokens=2,*" %%a in ('
    reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment\"
      ^|findstr "Path"^|findstr "REG_EXPAND_SZ"') do echo %%b
  :: User specific
  for /f "tokens=2,*" %%a in ('
    reg query "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Environment\"
      ^|findstr "PATH"^|findstr "REG_EXPAND_SZ"') do echo %%b
  endlocal & goto :EOF

GUI = graphical user interface
CLI = command line interface

  @echo off & setlocal enableextensions
  echo %path%
  endlocal & goto :EOF

References/Comments: (If a Google message link fails try the links within the brackets.)
  Google Groups 12 Feb 2009 13:25:15 [M]
  How To Manage Environment Variables in Windows XP
  Environment Variables in Windows XP