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Sean Pascoe
Sean Pascoe
17,151 Points

Windows: Add mongodb directory to PATH environmental variable for easy command line interaction

Huston talks about having to use the full directory paths to start mongo and such. If you're on windows you can just add the mongodb directory to the PATH (i.e. "C:\Program Files\MongoDB\Server\3.2\bin"). Then you can just use the commands as he does with the "Homebrew installation method."

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jason chan
jason chan
31,009 Points

here is a tutorial on how to install mongodb on windows. It includes the path tutorial


Happy hacking. ;)

make sure to run two different terminals

one terminal for mongod
one terminal for mongo

You only need to run mongod for the server though. mongo terminal is the client so you can go in and type in commands like db.databasename.find({name: 'Richard'})