[FRPythoneers] Python under MSWindows
J. Wayde Allen
wallen at its.bldrdoc.gov
Fri Jun 1 16:17:12 MDT 2001
On Fri, 1 Jun 2001, Evelyn Mitchell wrote:
> > No, I want to get a data stream out. On my Linux box I usually just send
> > the results to STDOUT and then redirect that wherever I need it to go. I
> > just wanted the program to be startable with a mouse click.
> So, where do you want the output to go, then?
I feel like I must be typing poorly today. I'll try again, hopefully in a
slightly different way.
I wanted to have a program icon on the windows desktop. Clicking on this
icon would start the program running. My assumption here is that I could
include the command line argument in the target property for the shortcut
so as I've already noted that would be something like:
The program would read the argument and do something with it. The output
from this program would open a window on the screen and display the
Yes, that is basically what happens if I put the raw_input() command at
the bottom of my original script. BUT ... the window that opens can't be
made very large, and it isn't scrollable. As such this isn't terribly
Ultimately I might like the output from the program to go to a
file on the disk rather than to the screen, so my thought was that I could
reset the shortcut's target property to something like:
C:\myprogram.py argument > resultfile.txt
However that doesn't seem to work.
So ... unless I'm missing something here which is certainly very
possible. It looks like I need to modify my program so that it explicitly
reads input from the user and writes output to a specified file.
In other words, it looks like I can only run these programs from the DOS
window using file redirects there, or modify the user interface to make it
compatible with the MSWindows way of doing things.
(wallen at its.bldrdoc.gov)
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