[Python-Dev] proposed which.py replacement

Shane Geiger sgeiger at ncee.net
Sat Mar 31 22:24:07 CEST 2007

Trent Mick has a module called which.py that might make a nice 
platform-independent replacement for python2.5/Tools/scripts/which.py.


    Why which.py?

|which.py| is a small GNU-which replacement. It has the following features:

    * it is portable (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Un*x);
    * it understands PATHEXT and "App Paths" registration on Windows
      (i.e. it will find everything that |start| does from the command
    * it can print all matches on the PATH;
    * it can note "near misses" on the PATH (e.g. files that match but
      may not, say, have execute permissions); and
    * it can be used as a Python module.

I also would be happy to have this be a replacement for the |which.py| 
in the Python CVS tree at |dist/src/Tools/scripts/which.py| which is 
Unix-specific and not usable as a module; and perhaps for inclusion in 
the stdlib.

Shane Geiger
IT Director
National Council on Economic Education
sgeiger at ncee.net  |  402-438-8958  |  http://www.ncee.net

Leading the Campaign for Economic and Financial Literacy

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