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For example if I want to run python.exe without being inside the python folder, how can I do this?

I'm here --> C:\

I want to call --> C:\Python27\python

Without having to cd Python27

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That would be the following command:

C:\Python27\python
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lol thanks. I didn't know you needed to call the full path –  Takkun Jun 26 '11 at 20:24
    
And as Random mentions below, you don't need the `c:\` part since that's your current directory, so it doesn't need to be an absolute path. –  JdeBP Jun 27 '11 at 10:02
    
@JdeBP: Oh, I missed that. Well, at least this will work anywhere! –  U2744 SNOWFLAKE Jun 27 '11 at 15:43
    
Indeed, it has that advantage. What M. Takkun needs to know is that %PATH% searching occurs when the name has no path prefix (no drive nor directory) at all. Otherwise the name is taken to be a relative or absolute pathname and is used as-is. –  JdeBP Jun 28 '11 at 9:30

Python27\python.exe That should do it.

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You can also add the exe to the system path variable, which will make it available from anywhere in your system.

Go to System->Environment Variables->Path (or something similar) and append the path to the end of the list.

May require a restart.

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