PuTTY wish installer-addpath
summary: Add path to PuTTY programs to PATH in Windows installer
class: wish: This is a request for an enhancement.
difficulty: tricky: Needs many tuits.
priority: low: We aren't sure whether to fix this or not.
We occasionally get asked to add an option in the Windows installer
package to add the command-line programs such as PSCP and Plink to the
On Win95/98/Me, this probably involves automatically modifying
AUTOEXEC.BAT, which is probably not something we want to go
On NT-class systems, it's a bit better, as we can do this by
modifying a Registry entry, and even prod running programs to pick
it up. However, it's probably not possible to do this in a
reversible way, so it would probably stay on the PATH
even after uninstallation, which is bad. (We haven't actually
tried this yet.)
One suggested solution is to use
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(last revision of this bug record was at 2005-03-10 04:33:56 +0000)