2016-10-26 Tags: hacking windows
As a developer you will often install random things onto your computer and hope that they magically work when you execute them from a command prompt. Most package managers on Linux, BSD, Unix, and will install things that are already in your PATH so life is simple. On Windows its slightly a different story.
Just like in the other operating systems listed above you can add any arbitrary directory to your windows PATH. The strategy that I came up with was making a folder called C:\DevTools and then any time I need to install any library or command line utility (like nuget) that needs to be in my path, I will simply plop it in that folder and everything will just work.
The detailed process is outlined below. In this guide, I am assuming that you want to follow my convention of using a folder called C:\DevTools for all the things. Keep in mind you can add anything that you wish to your PATH using the same steps.
;C:\Devtools;to the Path variable and select OK.