[Distutils] installing scripts into the user's PATH

Carl Karsten carl at personnelware.com
Thu Jan 3 21:17:17 CET 2008

Phillip J. Eby 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.

so if I do:
  scripts=['foo.py', 'bar.py']

where will they be copied?

Carl K

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