[IPython-dev] Re: rehash on Win*
Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Thu Jun 24 13:44:43 CDT 2004
Daniel 'Dang' Griffith wrote:
> > > In particular, @rehash/x are very Unix-specific. I don't know how to
> > deal
> > > with $PATH and how to make executability decisions under Windows,
> > which (I
> > > think) has a baroque extension-based mechanism for this. If someone else
> > Why don't you just make some well-known extensions executable? exe, bat,
> > cmd, py, pl? It's much better than nothing, and works for 99% of the cases.
> You can get the extensions from os.environ['pathext']:
> In : import os
> In : print os.environ['pathext'].split(';')
> ['.PYC', '.PY', '.COM', '.EXE', '.BAT', '.CMD', '.VBS', '.VBE', '.JS', '.JSE', '.WSF', '.WSH']
> This list is in the order that the shell searches for them. (I've added pyc and py
> to mine, so I can run python scripts without entering an extension (and regularly
> reconsider whether I should have pyc before or after py).)
Thanks. Right now this is a settable string by the user, should I instead use
this $pathext variable? Which is the more natural approach for Windows users?
If $pathext is universal under windows, I could then leave the
windows-specific code as:
How does this sound? I need Windows users' feedback to make this decision.
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