irritating problem

Jeremy Dillworth jwdillworth at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 15 22:07:11 CEST 2003


One thing I just thought of, it could be that when running with a shortcut your current
directory isn't what you expect.

Here's a modified script that outputs the current directory as well.

import os, sys
f = open('outfile.txt', 'w')
for item in os.environ.items() + sys.path:
    print>>f, item
print>>f, "current dir", os.getcwd()
f.close()



--- Jeremy Dillworth <jwdillworth at yahoo.com> wrote:
> You could create a shortcut to python.exe, then modify the 
> shortcut, adding your script to the command line.
> 
> I'm pretty sure windows will view Python.exe as a "DOS" program,
> so it in the shortcut properties box it'll have like 5 tabs 
> or so.  One of them should contain a checkbox which reads something
> like 'close DOS box when finished'.  Unless MS has change that dialog
> in XP....
> 
> Sorry, my windoze skills are a little rusty :)
> 
> Another option might be to write a script like this:
> 
> import os, sys
> f = open('outfile.txt', 'w')
> for item in os.environ.items() + sys.path:
>     print>>f, item
> f.close()
> 
> Run the script in the 3 ways you mentioned (changing name of outfile.txt
> in between runs) and then check for differences in the 3 files generated.
> 
> My guess would be it's something with sys.path, but you might
> as well check environ was well :)
> 
> 
> --- Park997 <park997 at aol.comnotospam> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I have a script that runs correctly in IDLE, runs correctly when invoked in the
> > Command Prompt (Win XP), runs correctly from Komodo, but flashes a black box
> > too fast to see when the icon is double clicked and produces no output. There
> > are no error meassages from any of the methods that produce output. All of the
> > other modules in the same directory (these are imported to the problem module)
> > work correctly in any start mode.
> > 
> > python 2.3.
> > 
> > Obviously this isn't a disaster, but it "bugs" me. Is there a fix or method of
> > obtaining diagnostic information on this?
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > Wendell Cropper
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> 
> 
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