When dealing with portable binaries that come in versioned folders, whose locations you want to add in your PATH environment variable: how do you approach the following example scenario?
You just downloaded and extracted
Do you ...
- RENAME the versioned folder before moving it to where you want, e.g.
C:\Portable\CLI\bin\ffmpeg, then add a link to the version-stripped folder in your PATH variable.
... or ...
- KEEP the folder name (as-is) and move it to where you want, e.g.
C:\Portable\CLI\bin\ffmpeg\ffmpeg-4.2.1-win64-static, then add the versioned folder in your PATH (necessitating the risk of frequent edits to the location in your PATH).
Question becomes relevant when it comes to updating the software. I find this to be a MAJOR pain in the butt when it comes to portable apps. Any workflow advice desperately appreciated!