Small problem executing python script as shortcut

Jorgen Bodde jorgen.maillist at
Fri Feb 8 13:59:11 CET 2008

Hi Larry,

Sorry for accidentally mailing you personally. I fixed the problem, it
was a problem with the search path, and once that was fixed it works

thanks again,
- Jorgen

On Feb 8, 2008 9:26 AM, Jorgen Bodde <jorgen.maillist at> wrote:
> Hi Larry,
> > Sure there is.  Just put double quotes around the entire Target and Start in
> > entries in the shortcut.
> That is exacty the problem. The shortcut (if dropped on the start menu
> even by hand or by Inno Installer) already has those quotes. Still, it
> is mpossible to launch a python script that way so it seems.
> > Example:
> > Target:    "C:\Program Files\WebSafe\WStools\WSsend.exe"
> > Start in:  "C:\Program Files\WebSafe\WStools\"
> As I already explained, the windows shortcut is already formatted like that
> > 1) Download Inno Installer and wrap your distribution into a proper installation
> >     (setup.exe) program.  It takes care of all this for you.
> it's actually the same with inno setup. A python script like
> c:\Program Files\app\ won't start. Could you please verify this
> for me? Simply make a subdir in Program Files and put a python script
> in there. Then drag and drop this script as a shortcut on the start
> menu. Then try to execute it. This does not seem to work
> > 2) Take a look at py2exe to bundle your entire application up so that you don't
> >     need python on the machine at all.
> Like explained, I would like to offer both. Source based install and
> exe based, so people who are into python can view the code, and
> contribute if needed. I always like it when I get the choice to modify
> the app when there are small issues with it that I can easly resolve.
> thanks for your reply!
> - Jorgen
> >
> > Hope info helps.
> >
> > -Larry
> > --
> >
> >

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