[Python-Dev] Add python.exe to PATH environment variable

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Wed Sep 3 00:46:08 CEST 2008

Terry Reedy <tjreedy <at> udel.edu> writes:
> An alternative to manipulating PATH would be to make and add to the 
> Start Menu a Command Prompt shortcut, call it Command Window or 
> something, that starts in the Python directory.

The reason for adding the directory to the PATH is for it to be recognized in
any command prompt, not only the Python-dedicated command prompt shortcut. 

Otherwise, the minute another project decides to do the same thing (provide a
custom command prompt shortcut rather than add its own directory to the PATH),
the user experience becomes very tedious.

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