peter at engcorp.com
Sun Jun 2 08:08:09 CEST 2002
Daniel Powell wrote:
> hi guys,
> I'm new to python and I'm teaching myself from a website. I'm stumped on one
> thing this is the exact wording
> "You will need to cause the directory containing the file named python.exe
> to be listed in your system environment variable named path."
> the website is
> it says when you do this if you type something like
> "python junk.py" it will run the "junk.py" scipt
> if anyone can help me do this i would grealty appreciate it.
> My OS is Win 98SE
Hi Daniel. Edit the file c:\autoexec.bat to modify the PATH statement
that is there so it has the python directory listed in it. For example,
if it reads
then you should make it this (substituting the appropriate folder in
place of c:\python22 for your own system, depending on where you
Test this out manually by typing the above line at a DOS prompt,
then typing just "python" (when you are not already in the Python
folder). If you type "SET" by itself you'll see the current PATH
setting and can adjust the above lines appropriately.
After changing AUTOEXEC.BAT you need to reboot, and then the changes
should be permanent.
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