[Tutor] running scripts with windows...slightly OT

George Flaherty George.Flaherty at marketmax.com
Thu Sep 15 23:33:20 CEST 2005

Yeah be careful with some of the cygwin tools. I had an issue with the jar command being picked up from cygwin/bin instead of JAVA_HOME and it was corrupting the contents of a jar file.


-----Original Message-----
From: tutor-bounces at python.org [mailto:tutor-bounces at python.org] On Behalf Of R. Alan Monroe
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 5:24 PM
To: tutor at python.org
Subject: Re: [Tutor] running scripts with windows

>> Cygwin (http://www.cygwin.com/)  It gives you a bash shell in 
>> Windows.

> Actually it gives you a whole Unix environment including X Windows and 
> over 500 unix command line tools plus GNU C, sendmail, etc etc...

Watch out, because cygwin-native python can conflict with win32 python, if they're both in your path. Buddy of mine had various .py files not work because of this.


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