How to access installed scripts on Windows?
pavel.aronsky at gmail.com
Sat Mar 4 21:35:38 EST 2017
Thank you eryk sun for the reply.
I am not so concerned by installing modules as by installing scripts ('entry points'). Per user.
If the Windows GUI installer can add the per-user script dirs to PATH it may be acceptable solution.
> The installer has an option to update PATH to include
> this Scripts directory.
Is this the checkbox on the Advanced Options page, "Add Python to environment variables"?
In my copy of 64-bit v3.6 installer this is UNchecked by default, and the text looks a bit vague. Might read more precise.
> You can also develop using venv virtual environments. You can symlink
> or shell-shortcut to the activation script of a virtual environment.
Interesting idea. But I have not seen any installers or guidance how to deploy something packaged as a venv to users. Can you share any pointers please?
> I dislike the idea of automatically searching script directories, but
> there could be a command-line option for this.
I agree, but the current situation is dire IMHO. One of fundamental Python batteries is leaking :-(
Right now I'm looking at IDLE and trying to figure out whether it can be used to solve this problem (like, run IDLE with a special start script or extension that will make these user-local scripts easy discoverable .... Maybe a extension that adds a new GUI menu etc. )
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