executing python programs as if they were on OS path (noob)

Darren Dale dd55 at cornell.edu
Tue Aug 3 23:46:46 CEST 2004


Peter Hansen wrote:

> Darren Dale wrote:
> 
>> I'm on XP.
> 
> 
> Ah, then it's easy.
> 
> If you've installed the standard distribution properly, it very likely
> is already set up so that merely typing the name of the Python script
> on the command line will search in the directories in PATH for the
> matching script, and execute it.  In other words, just stop typing
> "python" in front of the script name! :-)
> 
> And if you have the PATHEXT environment variable set up to contain
> ".py" then you won't even have to put .py on the end...
> 
> -Peter

You know, I tried that the other day, and it didnt work. I think I know 
the reason: when the DOS terminal loads, PATH is read. I didn't restart 
the terminal after changing PATH.

Thanks for your help. Its working now.



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