[Tutor] Shebang (#!) in the first line of a python script

Dave Angel davea at ieee.org
Tue Oct 13 22:54:32 CEST 2009

Katt wrote:
> <snip>
> You were right.  I did not have .PY/.PYW in my PATHEXT.  I have put it 
> in as
> suggested.  I do have python.exe in my path so that should take care 
> of things.
> Messing around with the windows registry isn't something I want to 
> tackle just yet so I will save that for later.
> Thank you for your help,
> Katt
You don't have to directly mess with the registry.  But if you just 
enter the script name, you are causing the registry lookups just the 
same.  As I said, the install took care of it for you, and you shouldn't 
have to change till you have two installs.

But to re-iterate:  When you run a script this way, the PATH is *not* 
used to look up the Python.exe, but only to search for the script.


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