after installing django I tried
django-admin.py startproject mysite and that worked, then I got a simple site working and I wanted to start on something real, so I tried
django-admin.py startproject newsite and nothing happened. Whenever I try the command nothing happens now.. any idea what is wrong?
For anyone stumbling across this now, this problem is a result of Windows not obeying the #!C:\Path\To\Virtualenv\Scripts\Python.exe hashbang at the top of django-admin.py, and therefore running it with the wrong python.exe (evidently a virtualenv bug).
However, with virtualenv active, you can use the following command, which will result in the correct python being used, and everything being ok:
python C:\Path\To\Virtualenv\Scripts\django-admin.py startproject <project_name>
If you are running Windows for a quick fix you can create a batch file with the following values:
@echo off @echo "Enter Proyect name" set /p proj_name= set building="Building django project %proj_name%" @echo %building% python c:/Python27/Scripts/django-admin.py startproject %proj_name% pause
I named the file "django.bat" and to use it you can just simply add a copy in the directory you want to start the project, execute the file and it will ask you for a project name, provide one and then Voila!!
Hope this helps.