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    Too many parameters

    I installed nmapwin 1.3.1.exe on my computer,running windows 98se.

    At start-up i see the message: c:\>set path=c:\windows;c:\windows\command;c:\progra~1\grisoft\avg6;c:\program files\nmapwin\bin too many parameters

    c:\>set nmapdir=c\program files\nmapwin\

    i didn`t see this message after installing AVG. anti-virus

    anybody know what i did wrong? i don`t have any experience with autoexec.bat,but from what i`ve read so far it looks like i need to set the path to these programs...???

    Any help would be great.

    Thanks in advance


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    rebmeM roineS enilnOitnA steve.milner's Avatar
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    Last time I played with nmap for windows it would only work on NT and the like

    Is this still the case.
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    Re: Too many parameters

    Originally posted here by bongpilot
    At start-up i see the message: c:\>set path=c:\windows;c:\windows\command;c:\progra~1\grisoft\avg6;c:\program files\nmapwin\bin too many parameters
    There's a space between program and files. Try and change "program files" to progr~1.
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    Steve...yes....nmap works fine with windows 98.

    The question is : HOW do i change the parameters?

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    You can edit autoexec.bat with notepad. Just right click on the file and choose Edit...
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    well i edited autoexec.bat like you said and it didn`t help. thanks for the tip on editing.
    anyways i changed it back to what it was.

    here`s what i get...i enclosed a screenshot.

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    It's the space in Program files try the DOS (FAT16) notation progra~1

    that should help..

    space is the token for multiple parameters, and SET PATH only takes 1
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    Also note there is a handy dandy utility microsoft provides:

    Start -> Run -> 'sysedit'

    Bypasses the annoyance of having to worry with notepad wanting to always save as '.txt'

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    That worked....

    Thanks for all the help.

    edit-> that sysedit IS handy as well as dandy. i never knew about it.
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    Sigh... That's what I said all along

    Oh well. On the other hand I just cannot help but wonder why someone wants to play around with a powerful tool like NMap when they don't even grasp the simple things like editting autoexec.bat
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