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in series: Adding Python to DOS Path

video tutorial by Ian Ozsvald, added 06/07

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Python is not added to the DOS path by default. If you run 'python' from the command line you'll receive this error message:

'python' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

Here I show you how to add ';c:\python25;c:\python25\scripts' to the System Path allowing Python to be executed from the command line for all users.

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142. Python Beginner Sat, 16 Oct 2010 19:10

Thanks man

This probably does wrok for for the 2.5 v. of Python, however i need to learn how to complete the same task while running Python v. 3.1.2.

Great video! Thank you!

139. bradley Thu, 30 Sep 2010 00:15

i like your informative videos i look forward to viewing your videos

138. Antonio Rodriguez Fri, 10 Sep 2010 05:12

Your video is great!! Thanks

137. Hristo Hristov Fri, 10 Sep 2010 04:08


This is very usefull leson for me

It's amazing how an easy-to-understand answer to a frustrating problem can be just the encouragement needed to turn my attitude around and continue teaching myself programming. Thank you ShowMeDo!

Thanks, very helpful.

Video was helpful and simplified. Quite helpful.

132. john waugh Tue, 17 Aug 2010 03:18

many thanks.

my hovercraft is full of eels

On a standard Python 3.1 Windows installation, where the Python 3.1 is stored under C:\, the Scripts directory is now found under C:\Python31\Tools\Scripts.




Nice thanks alot

New to both python and xp so this has been a big help. Cheers!

Pretty useful! Thanks!

Wow, the video was GREAT! Very informative. Much better than reading some yucky manual :)

124. troabarton Mon, 02 Aug 2010 10:59

Thanks for the tutorial! trying to learn how to use python 2.7 on windows 7 and it was driving me crazy with that error message. thanks!

Thanks for the video. I wish I seen this video sooner, so I didn't had to waste hours scrambling for an answer of why my programming code didn't work. Looking forward to see other good videos

Video worked just fine. Excellent walkthrough for windows xp. Thanks :D

Awesome video! Thanks it helped a lot!

Thanks for the quick tutorial =]


thank you :)

Thank you!

Thank you.

115. Ana Buencamino Tue, 13 Jul 2010 18:27

Thanks a lot! I'd never had figured that out on my own.

114. Anonymous Sun, 13 Jun 2010 14:39

Thanks! Very helpful.

113. Anonymous Sun, 13 Jun 2010 14:38

Thanks! Very helpful.

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