I am just starting Django these days but I cannot run this command
django-admin.py startproject myproject
Well, CMD does not prompt to say that this command is not recognized. Instead, it just open up my Sublime with the file django-admin.py open. and of course no folder named myproject is created inside the current folder.
I managed to start a Django project by typing commands like
python C:\Python27\Scripts\django-admin.py startproject myproject
But when I omit the part about the absolute path information of django-admin.py, then the command does not work, saying python cannot find such a file inside the current directory.
is there any way I should try to use shorter commands? (PS: I do have C:\Python27\ and C:\Python27\Scripts\ in the PATH)
The easiest way (recommended by the docs) is to just copy django-admin.py to your project’s directory.
Technical details: There are workaround in
setuptools to make entry points work correctly on Windows, by installing a .exe file that will run correctly even if Python is not set as the default handler for .py files, but Django is not using
distutils directly. I am not aware of any discussion about moving to setuptools.
Alternatively you can set python.exe as the default program to open .py files, instead of your text editor.