How can I append a value to Path variable in Registry?

I want to create a batch file that will append a value to the existing Path variable.

For example, my current Path value is "C:\PROGRA~1\Borland\CBUILD~1\Bin;C:\PROGRA~1\Borland\CBUILD~1\Projects\Bpl".

I want to append the value "C:\mysql\bin" to whatever the value is on a given system.  If I were to run this batch file on my system, the value would become:

C:\PROGRA~1\Borland\CBUILD~1\Bin;C:\PROGRA~1\Borland\CBUILD~1\Projects\Bpl;C:\mysql\bin

thanks
panhead28Asked:
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ImhotepCommented:
It seems as if you want to start the Demo executing the batch file. Then why don't you just place a

set Path=%Path%;c:\mysql\bin

right before your script calls? then the path is only set locally, but it should be enough.

alternatively, doesn't mysql provide a possibility to set the path with its installation?
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brianadkinsCommented:

You could try setx from the Win2000 resource kit

[ http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/tools/existing/setx-o.asp ]

setx path %path%;C:\mysql\bin -m

    or, if your path had any spaces in it:

setx path "%path%;C:\mysql\bin" -m

the [-m] sets the value for all users

-Brian
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panhead28Author Commented:
I can't install setX on clients so this won't work (which are XP), but thanks
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brianadkinsCommented:

Could you just leave setx.exe on a central network share and have the clients run it from there?

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-Brian
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panhead28Author Commented:
No, thats not possible.  What I am trying to do is create an install cd that will install a custom app and a mysql db.  I want the batch files to append the path variable, and then run the .sql scripts.  The cd will be mailed out to distributors across the US to demo the app.
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ImhotepCommented:
Hi panhead,

thx for the points, but why is it a grade C? Aren't you satisfied with the answer?
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