Hello, i’m quite a newbie to Python myself and i’m trying to progress in this but can’t seem to make it work. I’m trying to use a MediaFire folder scraper (mf-dl) to download multiple files simultaneously. Everything has run fine up to the point i’m right now - installation is ok, PATH is set, requirements and pip were already run.
But when i get to executing the .py command i need i get a “Unable to create process using ‘C:\bin\env py mfdl.py output links.csv’: System could not find file.” error.
I’m actually a bit unsure on what this means. It seems like it is trying to run or execute the command from a C:\bin\env folder which does not exist, but i am inside the designated folder i want to use [plus, i have executed pip inside the same folder]. What does seem to be the problem here, and how can i progress from here?
The script “mfdl.py” has an unusual shebang command, “#!/bin/env”. We support “#!/usr/bin/env” virtual shebangs in the py launcher on Windows, which is the normal path that’s used for the “env” program. You can open an issue to support “#!/bin/env” virtual shebangs in the new launcher that’s distributed with Python 3.11 and later.
As a workaround, edit “mfdl.py” to change it to use either “#!/usr/bin/env python3” or “#!/usr/bin/python3”.
That won’t help. The py launcher mishandles the shebang line in “mfdl.py”.
Yes, using -3 should skip reading the shebang. However, one won’t be able to run the script from PATH. I assume “mfdl.py” isn’t located in the current directory that contains “links.csv” and where the “output” directory is created, so it would have to be run as py -3 "full\path\to\mfdl.py" output links.csv. It’s probably simpler in general to just modify the shebang to be able to run mfdl output links.csv.