py2exe command line window problem

Prashant Singh prashsingh at
Tue Jul 22 20:00:25 CEST 2003

Bob Gailer wrote:

> At 09:27 AM 7/22/2003 -0700, Prashant Singh wrote:
>> 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.
> How are you running the executable?

Usually it gets executed by a browser (Mozilla, Firebird, IE), but I've 
tried running it from Start->Run... and from a Command Prompt window. In 
all cases it creates a new, blank console window.


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