PATH length limit on windows

From: Vishal Gupta <>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 11:12:45 +0000
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I am yring to install all versions of oracle 9i, 10g and 11g on a windows machine. This to compare diferrences between various parameter (hidden and non-hidden) and other diferences between different releases and patchsets. But I hit the problem of 1024 limit of path variable value on windows. I know there is a hotfox to increase this to 2048 characters. But still with so many versions on same it's quite easy to hit that limit too.

One could try clearing the path all together and run a environment setting batch script to clear the path variable and set it only with the version you are working with. Does anyone has any better way of doing this?

I am lazy and was thinking of using windows select oracle home shortcut.

Does anyone has any better way of doing this?

Vishal Gupta

Received on Thu Feb 26 2009 - 05:12:45 CST

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