[IPython-user]: IPython install under Win2000
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Mon Jul 18 13:51:13 CDT 2005
You <F> wrote on Monday (7/18/2005 at 2:21 PM) thus about [Fwd] Re: [IPython-user] Re: IPython install under Win2000:
F> Alan G Isaac wrote:
>> On Mon, 18 Jul 2005, Fernando Perez apparently wrote:
>>>In WinXP Home and Pro there is a USERPROFILE and
>>>a HOMEPATH (which is used as a starting directory when
>>>running cmd.exe), but no HOME. So any HOME environment
>>>variable was added by customizing or by another
>> So in Win2000 and WinXP, in any case, relying on
>> USERPROFILE will work better than relying on HOME.
F> Well, for NT if $HOME is undefined, I use this:
F> # Use the registry to get the 'My Documents' folder.
F> import _winreg as wreg
F> key = wreg.OpenKey(wreg.HKEY_CURRENT_USER,
F> "Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders")
F> homedir = wreg.QueryValueEx(key,'Personal')
F> return homedir
F> return 'C:\\'
F> That's from something I read long ago that said that HOMEDRIVE/HOMEPATH was
F> the proper default location. Is USERPROFILE the right one instead? I think I
F> read that at some microsoft page, but I could be wrong.
I agree that USERPROFILE would make more sense. That would allow
people to designate a different starting folder for running cmd.exe.
Of course I rarely do this, since I have a shortcut that runs IPython
every time I want to access DOS commands. (:-)
Blows are sarcasms turned stupid. --George Eliot
(Python 2.3.5, IPython 0.6.13, Windows XP)
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