Using Python To Launch Python

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py2 at
Tue Jul 15 10:28:12 CEST 2008

En Mon, 14 Jul 2008 21:39:20 -0300, Derek Martin <code at>  
> On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 05:40:43PM -0400, Aquil H. Abdullah wrote:

>> You've hit the proverbial nail with the hammer.  The problem is that my
>> application needs to run under both the Linux and Windows OSs, so while  
>> I
>> would love to use a nice sh, csh, or bash shell script. My hands are  
>> tied
>> because Windows does not provide such wonderful shells.
> *Provides*, no... neither does it provide Python, for what that's
> worth.  But you can certainly get it (bash):

Using the standard cmd.exe, the previously posted shell script becomes:

=== begin appname.cmd ===
set INSTALLPATH=<wherever app is installed>
call %INSTALLPATH%\bin\python %INSTALLPATH%\ %*
=== end appname.cmd ===

Gabriel Genellina

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