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Changing environmental variables

This is similar to creating them.

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function set-environment {
param
 (
 
[string][ValidateNotNullOrEmpty()]$name,
 [string][ValidateNotNullOrEmpty()]$value,
 [switch]$perm,
 [switch]$machine

)

 if (-not $perm) {Set-Item -Path env:\$($name) -Value $($value)}
 
else
 {
 
if ($machine){$type = "Machine"
}
 
else {$type = "User"
}
 
[System.Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable($name, $value, $type
)
 }
 
 
Get-Item -Path env:\$($name)
}

 

We use the same variables as when creating a variable.  If a permanent change is required we use the –perm switch but remember that the change won’t be seen until PowerShell is restarted

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