[Distutils] installing scripts into the user's PATH
Phillip J. Eby
pje at telecommunity.com
Thu Jan 3 22:16:29 CET 2008
At 02:17 PM 1/3/2008 -0600, Carl Karsten wrote:
>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
>>>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
>>>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.
>so if I do:
> scripts=['foo.py', 'bar.py']
>where will they be copied?
On unixes, they will typically go to the same directory where the
`python` executable itself lives. On Windows, they'll go to the
Scripts subdirectory of the Python installation directory.
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