Python on Windows — Running Python.exe From Command Prompt

If you’re wondering how to run python.exe by typing python (like in a linux box), set up an environment variable called python that targets python.exe.

The following post details how to set an environment variable.
https://yuji.wordpress.com/2009/08/31/django-on-windows-setting-path-environment-variable/

Follow the instructions, except instead of appending to the Path variable, add a new one:

  • Variable: python
  • Value: C:\Python[version]\python.exe

Start up your command prompt and type ‘python’, or ‘python _whatever_’ and the commands should work as expected.

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