Developer help

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30 Apr, 2019 08:21 AM

I am trying to get the development version of anki up and running (on PC) so that I can develop an add-on. I am following this guide and have reached line 55:

" And now you're ready to run Anki:
$ ./runanki "

But I get:
'.' is not recognized as an internal or external command,operable program or batch file.

I tried wrapping in quotes but I get the same except '".\runanki"' instead of just '.'

All of the steps up to this point were successful so I don't know what is wrong.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Damien Elmes on 30 Apr, 2019 09:33 AM

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    "No special development environment is required to develop add-ons. All you need is a text editor. If you’re on Windows or a Mac, please use the packaged version of Anki that’s provided on the website, as there are no instructions available for building it from scratch on those platforms."

  2. 2 Posted by cjastles on 30 Apr, 2019 09:55 AM

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    Thanks Damien. I will use that for the add-on. Still, it would be useful if I can get this development version running. It would help me a lot with learning Python and seeing how the system works.

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