[Tutor] How to get Win XP command prompt to open at C:\Python23>

Magnus Lyckå magnus at thinkware.se
Sat Jul 24 12:58:30 CEST 2004

First of all, why do you want to be in the C:\Python23 folder?
Wouldn't it be better to be in a folder where you can keep your
files without disturbing the Python installation.

If your problem is that you want Python to start when you
type "python", you need to edit your PATH variable so that
it contains "C:\Python23".

I don't remember if you do that differently in XP, but in Win
2000 you go to Control Panel -> System -> Advanced -> Environment

At 01:04 2004-07-24 -0700, Dick Moores wrote:
>Thank you! Thank you! Works like a charm. But I'm curious again. How do 
>you make those other adjustments?

Click on the system menu icon in the top left corner of your
CMD.EXE window. Choose "properties" in the menu. Change as you
like. When you click "Ok" you get a dialog box with two
options. Choose the one about saving properties for other
windows with the same name...

Make sure to use quick edit mode, insert mode, and at least
a few hundred rows in the screen buffer. That certainly makes
CMD.EXE less painful...

BTW, is autocomple on TAB on by default in XP, or do you need
to tweak the registry for that?

Magnus Lycka (It's really Lyckå), magnus at thinkware.se
Thinkware AB, Sweden, www.thinkware.se
I code Python ~ The Agile Programming Language 

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