launch a .py file from a batch file
cmpython at gmail.com
Mon Jun 22 22:11:49 EDT 2009
On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 8:04 PM, Dave Angel <davea at ieee.org> wrote:
> CM wrote:
>> I'd like to launch a number of programs, one of which is a Python GUI
>> app, from a batch file launcher. I'd like to click the .bat file and
>> have it open all the stuff and then not show the "DOS" console.
>> I can launch an Excel and Word file fine using, e.g.:
>> Start "" "path/mydocument.doc"
>> But if I try that with a Python file, like:
>> Start "" "path/myPythonApp.py"
>> It does nothing. The others open fine and no Python app.
>> However, if I do this instead (where path = full pathname to Python
>> cd path
>> it will launch the Python app fine, but it will show the "DOS"
>> How can I get it to launch a .py file and yet not show the console?
> Assuming you're running on Windows XP, try the following line in your batch
> @start path\MyPythonApp.pyw
> That's of course after you rename your script to a pyw extension. That's
> associated with pythonw, which doesn't need a command window.
Well, I renamed my script to have a .pyw extension, and then ran the line
above. Without quotes, it doesn't find it (because I have spaces in the
With quotes it just opens a console and does nothing (does not launch the
> Your batch file itself will still display a cmd window while it's running,
> but it'll finish quickly. This is the same as when using one to start a
> spreadsheet or whatever.
> If you cannot change the extension to the correct pyw extension, then try
> specifying the interpreter explicitly in the start line:
> @start c:\python26\pythonw.exe path\MyPythonApp.py
> You may need quotes in either of these cases, if you managed to include
> spaces in your pathnames.
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