Windows XP - cron or scheduler for Python?

Ivan Voras iv at an.voras.fer.hr
Mon Jun 21 16:56:36 CEST 2004


Peter Hansen wrote:
> Larry Bates wrote:
> 
>> 2) Always call Python and have it run the application.
>> Don't just try to run progname.py.
> 
> 
> This actually works, though, at least on my system.  It
> might be because I inserted .py in the PATHEXT env var
> globally, though I thought it was just because running
> a .py is possible simply by clicking on it in Explorer
> (ie. the File Association does the job).

No, putting .py in PATHEXT is necessary. That way, you can run python 
programs from the command line (cmd) using just "scriptname", without the 
extension! (it performs just like .bat, .exe and similar files)



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