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Windows 7, cmd:

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

C:\>python.exe
(works)

C:\>bash
'bash' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
C:\>bash.exe
(works)

etc...

Is there a way to make e.g. python.exe run when I type "python"?

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

Make sure .exe is in your %PATHEXT%:

C:\>set pathext
PATHEXT=.COM;.EXE;.BAT;.CMD;.VBS;.VBE;.JS;.JSE;.WSF;.WSH;.py;.pl

When you run python, Windows tries all extensions listed in that environment variable.

C:\>set pathext=.exe;%pathext%
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simple and kewl :) – frnhr Sep 17 '11 at 11:28

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