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My Windows Command Line didnt recognize the command openssl. Therefore I downloaded it from here

But now, everytime I want to use this openssl tool, I have to write the following into my commandline:


For using this command I would just like to write


Shouldnt be too hard, but I dont have a lot command-line experience, and I couldnt find these information with google.

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closed as off topic by Iain, RobM, Zoredache, sysadmin1138, John Gardeniers Dec 21 '10 at 4:42

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Why not install and use something like cygwin which has openssl built in? – Zoredache Dec 20 '10 at 21:19
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Right click 'Computer', go to 'Properties', 'Advanced System Settings', 'Advanced' tab. Click 'Environment Variables'. Find 'PATH' in User Variables, and add ';/Users/"myName"/Desktop/opensslforwindows/bin/openssl' to the end of it.

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You need to add /Users/"myName"/Desktop/opensslforwindows/bin/openssl to your environment path.

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