[PythonCE] Running Python program without getting Python CE window

Luke Dunstan coder_infidel at hotmail.com
Sat Feb 25 18:22:50 CET 2006

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeffrey Barish" <jeff_barish at earthlink.net>
To: <pythonce at python.org>
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 11:08 AM
Subject: [PythonCE] Running Python program without getting Python CE window

> Whenever I run a Python application, I get a window titled "Python CE" 
> that
> seems to capture stdout.  Is it called the console?  I would like to run 
> my
> application without getting that window.  I had the impression that this
> window would not appear if I ran the application using pythonw.  To that 
> end,
> I changed the first line of my application to
> #! /usr/bin/env pythonw
> (instead of /usr/bin/env/python).  Changing this line has no effect in 
> either
> CE or XP.  What is the correct procedure?

As somebody else mentioned, that is a Unix-specific feature. In Windows XP 
you can rename the file to .pyw to run it automatically with pythonw.exe. On 
Windows CE there is no standard way but this might help:

python /nopcceshell program.py


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