pth information

Neil Cerutti cerutti at
Thu Feb 15 16:48:06 CET 2001

D-Man posted:
>On Wed, Feb 14, 2001 at 09:38:30PM +0300, Oleg Broytmann wrote:
>| On Wed, 14 Feb 2001, D-Man wrote:
>| > I was searching through the documentation on, but
>couldn't | > find anything describing the usage and syntax for
>.pth files.  All I
>This did a good job of explaining how packages are supposed to
>work and how packages differ and interact with modules.  It also
>explained what .pth files are for and that .pth files shouldn't
>be used unless absolutely necessary.
>Ok, but I still want to know what such a file should look like.
>For example, on one of my systems, I have Win2k, Python 2.0, and
>wxPython 2.2.5.  Python is installed in d:\apps\python20
>wxPython is in d:\lib\python_modules\wxPython.  Right now I have
>d:\lib\python_modules in my PYTHONPATH environment variable.  If
>I want to use a wxPython.pth file instead, how would I do that?
>Should it go in d:\apps\python20\lib?  What should it contain?
>Simply the path to d:\lib\python_modules\wxPython on a line by

On Windows, I gather that it should be a one-line text file:


The path should be relative to your Python installation directory
in Windows.

Neil Cerutti <cerutti at>

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