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Title: Missing documentation on how to make package executable as script
Type: enhancement Stage: resolved
Components: Documentation Versions: Python 3.8
Status: closed Resolution:
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: docs@python Nosy List: docs@python, dorosch, igo95862, steven.daprano
Priority: normal Keywords: patch

Created on 2020-02-27 09:53 by igo95862, last changed 2022-04-11 14:59 by admin. This issue is now closed.

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PR 18677 open dorosch, 2020-02-27 11:39
Messages (2)
msg362790 - (view) Author: igo95862 (igo95862) Date: 2020-02-27 09:53
This is package documentation:

To make package executable (python -m package) you need to create a file  in the package directory.

This is pretty much not documented anyone aside of trying to run a package missing

This page already contains information on how to make module executable. (
msg362791 - (view) Author: Steven D'Aprano (steven.daprano) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-02-27 10:26
You're right that it's hard to find any documentation on package `` files. There's nothing here that I can see:

Aside from the tutorial, the only other place I can find it referenced is a really brief aside here:
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:59:27adminsetgithub: 83955
2021-04-12 08:16:06igo95862setstatus: open -> closed
stage: patch review -> resolved
2020-02-27 11:39:02doroschsetkeywords: + patch
nosy: + dorosch

pull_requests: + pull_request18037
stage: patch review
2020-02-27 10:26:26steven.dapranosetnosy: + steven.daprano
messages: + msg362791
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