[osgeo4w-dev] [osgeo4w] #594: GDAL Python scripts can not be run

OSGeo4W trac_osgeo4w at osgeo.org
Sun Feb 10 12:56:34 PST 2019

#594: GDAL Python scripts can not be run
Reporter:  alexbruy             |       Owner:  osgeo4w-dev@…
    Type:  defect               |      Status:  new
Priority:  major                |   Component:  Package
 Version:                       |  Resolution:
Keywords:  gdal,python,scripts  |

Comment (by Mike Toews):

 Generally speaking, calling `python script_name.py` should normally show
 "python: can't open file 'script_name.py': [Errno 2] No such file or
 directory", unless that file exists in the current directory.

 With OSGeo4w's Shell, these commands are normally run by their name
 without any extension:
 Usage: gdal_calc.py --calc=expression --outfile=out_filename [-A filename]
                     [--A_band=n] [-B...-Z filename] [other_options]

 Internally, the Python scripts are usually run with a tiny BAT script,
 e.g. see `where gdal_calc` for the full path of the thing that CMD calls:
 C:\>where gdal_calc

 C:\>cat C:\OSGeo4W64\bin\gdal_calc.bat
 @echo off
 call "%OSGEO4W_ROOT%\bin\o4w_env.bat"
 python "%OSGEO4W_ROOT%\bin\gdal_calc.py" %*

Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/ticket/594#comment:3>
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