[FWTools] Using Python ogr module in FWTools Shell

Matt Wilkie matt.wilkie at gov.yk.ca
Tue Oct 24 14:09:36 EDT 2006

David Fawcett wrote:
> I am trying to use the Python ogr module in the FWTools shell. 
> I can type 'python' and then 'import ogr' and I don't get any errors
> but if I try to run a script called hw.py at the FWTools command prompt, 
> I get the below error. 
> The contents of hw.py are: 
> import os
> import ogr
> print "hello world"
> The error is:
> C:\>hw.py
> Traceback (most recent call last):

try this instead:

    C:\path\to\fwtools\python\python c:\hw.py

If fwtools python is in path, you can shorten that to simply "python 

Find out which python is being found first with:

    C:\>for %I in (python.exe) do @echo ---  %~$PATH:I
    ---  c:\local\fwtools\python\python.exe

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