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Title: Documentation for PowerShell instructions
Type: enhancement Stage:
Components: Documentation, Windows Versions: Python 3.8, Python 3.7, Python 3.6
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Status: open Resolution:
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Assigned To: docs@python Nosy List: docs@python, paul.moore, steve.dower, stevepiercy, tim.golden, zach.ware
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2018-04-24 07:44 by stevepiercy, last changed 2018-04-25 11:05 by stevepiercy.

Messages (2)
msg315690 - (view) Author: Steve Piercy (stevepiercy) * Date: 2018-04-24 07:44
Effective 2017-11-20, PowerShell is now the default command shell on Windows 10, and possibly other versions.  Command Prompt (cmd.exe) is still present, just no longer the default.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4027690/windows-powershell-is-replacing-command-prompt

Current instructions for installing and configuring Python on Windows reference only Command Prompt.  There may be other places.

https://docs.python.org/3/using/windows.html#configuring-python

FYI, we're in the process of updating our documentation for Pyramid where we have both PowerShell and Command Prompt.  At some point in the future, we may drop the latter.

https://github.com/Pylons/pyramid/issues/3260

Let me know what y'all think is the best way to proceed, even if that is no action.
msg315722 - (view) Author: Steve Piercy (stevepiercy) * Date: 2018-04-25 11:05
After reviewing PowerShell syntax, I found it is impractical to support in Pyramid's documentation.  The discussion we had may be useful.

https://github.com/Pylons/pyramid/issues/3260
History
Date User Action Args
2018-04-25 11:05:07stevepiercysetmessages: + msg315722
2018-04-24 08:42:35serhiy.storchakasetnosy: + paul.moore, tim.golden, zach.ware, steve.dower
components: + Windows
2018-04-24 07:44:04stevepiercycreate