[Distutils] Module Installation Issues

Wes Turner wes.turner at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 15:38:57 EDT 2016

You can install bash on windows. (GoW, Cygwin, Ming), but Docker (and,
soon, runC OCP 1.0) is probably your best bet for maximum compatibility
with most {python, open source} tutorials. Installing the code as non-root
is a good idea (e.g. with a .zip or a .tar.gz or a Python .whl wheel)

I think the bash $ and # PS1 should be fairly easy to differentiate from
unprefixed expressions. IDK if those are the POSIX defaults.

These list {Linux,Mac} when Windows is not supported:

.rst/ReStructuredText: code directive

.. code:: bash

    # Check out the switches for ifconfig/ipconfig /h.

.. code:: python

   """PowerShell is open source now"""

.md/Markdown: fenced code block

bash --version
help declare -r

python -v

On Thursday, September 15, 2016, Thomas Kluyver <thomas at kluyver.me.uk>

> On Thu, Sep 15, 2016, at 01:53 PM, Wes Turner wrote:
> Shell commands can/could/should be clearly indicated with a '$' prefix:
>     $ python -m pip install numpy
> That's a common convention, but:
> - It comes from POSIX platforms where the default prompt ends in $. The
> default prompt in Windows ends with >, so $ is not clear.
> - On all platforms, new users may well not recognise that convention.
> - Users may think they have to type the $ as part of the command, leading
> to even more confusion.
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