# [Maxima] Maxima and imaxima on vista

Robert Dodier robert.dodier at gmail.com
Sat Apr 26 12:15:10 CDT 2008

```On 4/25/08, David Scott <d.scott at auckland.ac.nz> wrote:

>  I have c:\Program Files\Maxima-5.14.99rc1\bin in my path, but if I issue
>  the command maxima in the command prompt window then I get the message
>  that maxima is not a recognized unless I am actually in the bin directory.
>  Then maxima.bat is found and runs maxima.
>
>  What is then totally weird (to me at least) is that if I then cd to
>  another directory, maxima.bat is found, so I can run maxima just by
>  issuing maxima at the command prompt.

I can confirm this behavior with Maxima 5.14.99rc1 + Vista.
I'm guessing this is Windows strangeness (or maybe specifically