[Distutils] installing scripts into the user's PATH

phil jones interstar at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 20:09:12 CET 2008

I take it there's nothing in distutils that can actually update the
user's OS PATH?

On Jan 3, 2008 4:37 PM, Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> 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
> >mac/win.)
> >
> >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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