py2exe command line window problem

Kevin Cazabon kevin at
Wed Jul 23 02:41:51 CEST 2003

instead of using "python py2exe" try "pythonw
py2exe" from your application.

Pythonw won't spawn a DOS box (pythonw.exe should be in the same
directory as python.exe with most standard python installs on Windows)


prashsingh at (Prashant Singh) wrote in message news:<1ee79758.0307220827.78f8571 at>...
> I'm using py2exe to create a standalone executable from a Python
> script, and I would like the script to run invisibly, i.e. without a
> console window and without any interactive GUI. The script is a helper
> app, which simply downloads and runs some other program.
> I've tried passing the -w flag to the script, and I've also tried
> renaming it with a .pyw extension, but when the executable is run an
> empty console window opens with the title "C:\WINNT\system32\cmd.exe".
> I've checked, and there are no print statements, which might cause
> py2exe to assume it's still a console app.
> Is there something I'm missing?
> Thanks,
> prashant.

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