[Distutils] More Windows questions

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Oct 4 22:49:29 CEST 2006

At 09:31 AM 10/4/2006 +0100, Paul Moore wrote:
>On 10/4/06, Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
>>Okay, I've looked at the registry a bit, and it seems like I can register
>>App Paths either under HKLM (for the whole machine) or under HKCU (for the
>>current user).  However, both seem to have issues.
>>2. Register HKCU "App Paths" entries for all console scripts, pointing to a
>>second '-conio-.exe' wrapper for the same '-script.py', thus allowing
>>console scripts to be run from the "Start/Run" command line.
>As I said in a previous email, keep away from App Paths, and in
>particular, don't register an executable under any name but its own.
>There's very little documentation that I could find on what App Paths
>should do, so all you've got to go on is experiment and looking at
>what others do. No-one that I have seen ever registers an exe under a
>different name.

Actually, I've seen *two* on my own PC; one was a game, the other the Adobe 
SVG viewer.

>And some programs (4NT, for example) expect the App
>Path name to match the exe name (and give a broken user experience if
>that isn't true).

Broken how?

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