[Tutor] Is an executable available?
kent37 at tds.net
Mon Feb 14 13:14:47 CET 2005
Stuart Murdock wrote:
> I am working from within python and want to know the best way to know if
> a certain package is installed for use on my machine.
> I want to know from within python that a specific executable file is on
> my path where I could actually run the command from a prompt in a system
Look at the function _iscommand() in the webbrowser module, I think it does exactly what you want -
it searches the PATH for the file you give it, e.g.
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