cygwin python.exe symlink breaks when called from .bat file

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Thu Dec 16 13:27:39 CET 2004

Jason Tishler wrote:

>> > You can always do the following as a workaround:
>> >
>> >     C:\> bash -c python
>> Hmm, that's fine for typing a command interactively, but try fitting
>> it into a DOS "ftype" command so that double-clicking a .py file gets
>> the right thing with the right args -- nasty, I couldn't get it to
>> work.
> Since you are looking for tight integration with Windows, maybe you
> should use Win32 Python?

I don't use Cygwin myself, but several Cygwin users have told me that
exemaker has been immensely useful for them:


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