python 2.7.12 on Linux behaving differently than on Windows

Nathan Ernst nathan.ernst at gmail.com
Mon Dec 5 21:51:01 EST 2016


Ifyou're running on Windows 10, at least, you can soon purge that memory.
command.com doesn't exist (may never have existed on Win2k, XP, Vista, 7,
8, 8.1 or 10). If I try and run either "command" or "command.com" from
Win10, both say command cannot be found.

IIRC, command.com was a relic of Win9x running on top of DOS and was a
16-bit executable, so inherently crippled (and probably never support by
the NT kernel). Whereby cmd.exe coexisted but ran in a 32-bit context.

On Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 8:44 PM, Steve D'Aprano <steve+python at pearwood.info>
wrote:

> On Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:09 am, eryk sun wrote:
>
> > On Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 4:49 PM, Steve D'Aprano
> > <steve+python at pearwood.info> wrote:
> >>
> >> You've never used cmd.com or command.exe? "The DOS prompt"?
> >
> > The default Windows shell is "cmd.exe", and it's informally called the
> > "Command Prompt",
>
> Thanks for the correction, I always mix up cmd/command . exe/com. I fear
> this won't be the last time either -- I wish there was a good mnemonic for
> which is which.
>
>
>
> --
> Steve
> “Cheer up,” they said, “things could be worse.” So I cheered up, and sure
> enough, things got worse.
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