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Utilities for working with external processes.
Find absolute path to executable cmd in a cross platform manner.
This function tries to determine the full path to a command line program using
whichon Unix/Linux/OS X and
win32apion Windows. Most of the time it will use the version that is first on the users
Warning, don’t use this to find IPython command line programs as there is a risk you will find the wrong one. Instead find those using the following code and looking for the application itself:
from IPython.utils.path import get_ipython_module_path from IPython.utils.process import pycmd2argv argv = pycmd2argv(get_ipython_module_path('IPython.terminal.ipapp'))
cmd : str
The command line program to look for.
Check whether executable
cmdexists or not and return a bool.
Take the path of a python command and return a list (argv-style).
This only works on Python based command line programs and will find the location of the
sys.executableto make sure the right version is used.
For a given path
cmd, this returns [cmd] if cmd’s extension is .exe, .com or .bat, and [, cmd] otherwise.
cmd : string
The path of the command.
Return abbreviated version of cwd, e.g. d:mydir