Getting Python to run Python Scripts in cygwin

Jason Tishler jason at
Thu Jun 19 19:50:53 CEST 2008


On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 12:14:03AM +0800, Calvin Cheng wrote:
> This may be a cygwin issue but I was hoping to get some answers here
> as well if someone has fixed this problem before.
> Basically, I am able to run "python <scriptname>.py" python files in
> command prompt.  Unfortunately, I can't seem to get it to work in
> cygwin.  I always get an error that says:
> python: can't open file '<scriptname>.py': [Errno 2] No such file or directory

Are you executing python in the same directory in Cygwin as you are in
the command prompt?  If not, then python will not be able to find
"<scriptname>.py" unless you specify a (relative or absolute) path to


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