Definitions for "Search path"
The directories that DOS will search when attempting to launch an executable file. Netware allows the search path to be modified with the addition of network drives (see Map).
A list of directories that are searched when a user requests to run a program not in the current directory. If the program is in any directory on the search path, the program will run.
A list of directories that the shell searches to find the program file you want to execute. See also Section 17.29 and Section 35.6.