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Opens a text file in an editor from the command line.

Edit a script

To edit a script in a text editor, Open a PoPy Command Prompt and call:-

$ popy_edit my_script.pyml

The editor invoked by popy_edit is defined in the PoPy Config File file.

Edit multiple scripts

Note you can also open all scripts in a directory using:-

$ popy_edit *.pyml

This opens all files with the ‘.pyml’ extension in your default editor.

Specify text editor

By default this uses the entry text_editor_path in this file:-


If the default editor does not exist then the chosen editor is the first binary found in this list:-

  • C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
  • C:\Windows\notepad.exe

Also see Configure Editor.

Command line options

usage: popy_edit [-h] input_file

Opens a PoPy .pyml script file with an appropriate editor. By default uses
editor specified in $POPY_PYTHON_PATH\popy_config.pyml. Alternatively will
look in the following paths:- C:\Program
Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe,C:\Program Files

positional arguments:
  input_file  Required path to input configuration file.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help  show this help message and exit
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