[Distutils] installing scripts into the user's PATH
dpeterson at enthought.com
Fri Jan 4 00:00:34 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
>> 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.
Just curious, but is there a reason setuptools uses 'Scripts' on Windows
instead of the 'Tools' dir? Unless I'm mistaken, a a new install of
Python 2.5 puts scripts in 'Tools'.
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