PATH Variable in ColdFusion

I just stumbled across the fact that the ColdFusion variable #path# refers to my system path, which I think is strange. I wonder if the purpose is to assist CFEXECUTE in finding executables. Anyone know? Any other variables like that which are not commonly known? I tried other environment variables, but #path# was the only one defined.

Update:
I should have mentioned that I’m running CFMX 6.1 on OS X with Apache. Anyone seeing this with any other configurations?