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Fwd: python 3.8.3 fails


On 6/11/20 8:58 AM, Avraham Markov wrote:
> Please suggest something to fix
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: Avraham Markov <papaabramg at gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 5:50 PM
> Subject: python 3.8.3 fails
> To: <python-list at python.org>
> 
> 
> Hello, I successfully installed Python 3.8.3 (64-bit)
> at Windows 10 LTSC 64 bit by python-3.8.3-amd64 installer
> from https://www.python.org/downloads/windows/
> Also by  python-3.8.3 installer,
> but  lastly by  python-3.8.3-amd64 installer.
> Then when I open powershell,
> 
> PS C:\Users\AlexJer> python
> python : Python 3.8.3 (tags/v3.8.3:6f8c832, May 13 2020, 22:37:02) [MSC
> v.1924 64 bit (AMD64)] on win32
> At line:1 char:1
> + python
> + ~~~~~~
>     + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (Python 3.8.3 (t...MD64)] on
> win32:String) [], RemoteException
>     + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NativeCommandError
> 
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>>

For reasons which someone wiser in the ways of Powershell will have to
describe, you have to run some programs programs with a more qualified
name.  That is, try running:

python.exe

Alternatives:  the Python launcher doesn't have this limitation. Try
running:

py

If you used the python.org installer, the Python Launcher is recommended
anyway.

The Python install from the Microsoft Store also doesn't have that
limitation, if you install that you should be able to run by typing just

python

There's probably some simple setup to make it work as we might
expect/wish in Powershell... but the point is: there's nothing *wrong*
with your setup.