[Distutils] installing scripts into the user's PATH

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Thu Jan 3 19:37:37 CET 2008

At 12:03 PM 1/3/2008 -0600, Carl Karsten wrote:
>"Scripts are files containing Python source code, intended to be started from
>the command line." http://docs.python.org/dist/node11.html
>I want to do that.  I am hoping that once it is done, it will be in 
>a dir that
>is in the user's OS PATH.  (if that sounds restrictive, I didn't say 
>it right.
>at this point, I don't care what dir it is in, as long as the user 
>doesn't have
>to type it.  like /usr/bin on linux.  not sure where the right place 
>would be on
>Is this supported?

The default locations on everything but Windows will generally have 
this work.  For Windows, there isn't much you can do except tell 
people to make sure the Python "Scripts" directory is added to their PATH.

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