Extra file is opened when using IDLE Python editor

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Extra file is opened when using IDLE Python editor

As a newcomer to your wonderful tool, I'm hoping you can help with this odd problem.

I have the Python language editor called IDLE configured in WinSCP to open files with extension *.py. Every time I open a .py file from WinSCP, it opens a second IDLE window with no contents and a filepath shown in the title bar as "C:\Documents and Settings\Ken\%1". Closing this extra window does not seem to prevent me from saving changes in the real .py file back to the server. However, each time I save, WinSCP reopens that extra window again.

Changing the WinSCP "External Editor Options" for this editor doesn't seem to change this behavior. Is there a way to prevent WinSCP from opening this extra window?

~ TIA
~ Ken

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Re: Extra file is opened when using IDLE Python editor

I'll test it and let you now.
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Re: Extra file is opened when using IDLE Python editor

I does not happen to me. How did you specify executable for IDLE in WinSCP editor preferences?
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Re: Extra file is opened when using IDLE Python editor

Aha. I think I see my mistake. I configured this editor into WinSCP by just copying the command from my Windows Explorer "file types" list. It looked like this:

C:\Python24\pythonw.exe "C:\Python24\Lib\idlelib\idle.pyw" -n -e "%1" !.!    
After trying a few things, the entry for IDLE that seems to work is:

C:\Python24\pythonw.exe "C:\Python24\Lib\idlelib\idle.pyw" -n  !.!    

~ Thanks for your help!
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