[Tutor] Starting python from a DOS prompt from any directory?

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Tue Jan 2 00:06:33 CET 2007

"Bob Gailer" <bgailer at alum.rpi.edu> wrote 

>> Sure I understand that, but it looks from your post that 
>> you have somehow managed to install Python. 
> As I recall Steve said at the beginning that he ran Python from a 
> network drive.

Nope, he said it was a networked PC but that Python was 
in his D: drive, which I assumed was local. But that raises an 
interesting proposition,. one that I've never tried. Is it possible 
under Windows to install Python from machine A onto 
a network drive and then run Python from machine B accessing 
that drive? In other words does the installer need to do any magic 
in the registry for Python to work or is it all just path setting 
and shortcuts?

Can anyone confirm or otherwise the possibility?


Alan Gauld
Author of the Learn to Program web site

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