[New-bugs-announce] [issue9228] Make changes in the path and pathext on installation

ipatrol report at bugs.python.org
Mon Jul 12 01:51:27 CEST 2010

New submission from ipatrol <ipatrol6010 at yahoo.com>:

I was fiddling around with easier ways to run python scripts in the Windows shell. I'll represent these as hypothetical AUTOEXEC.BAT entries (I used the UI for this):

;Add python to the search path so "python script.py" works
set path="%path%;C:\Python27"
;Add .py to the executable list so "script.py" works
set pathext="%pathext%;.PY"
;And finally (I couldn't find any other way) "script" works
set .py=python.exe

I think it would be a good idea to do this on installation. Any improvements and actual implementations using the registry would be greatly appreciated (especially since autoexec.bat isn't used anymore).

components: Installation, Windows
messages: 110056
nosy: ipatrol
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Make changes in the path and pathext on installation
type: feature request
versions: Python 2.7

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