Cannot install on Windows ( NodeJS / GruntJS ) #4

alepicetti opened this Issue Jan 21, 2014 · 3 comments


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Whenever I try to install pyspreadsheet on NodeJS on Windows using npm I obtain this error:


'bash' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
npm ERR! pyspreadsheet@0.0.3 install: bash
npm ERR! Exit status 1
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Failed at the pyspreadsheet@0.0.3 install script.
npm ERR! This is most likely a problem with the pyspreadsheet package,
npm ERR! not with npm itself.
npm ERR! Tell the author that this fails on your system:
npm ERR! bash
npm ERR! You can get their info via:
npm ERR! npm owner ls pyspreadsheet
npm ERR! There is likely additional logging output above.


extrabacon commented Jan 21, 2014

Yes, unfortunately Windows is not supported at this point. Needs a Powershell script written specifically for Windows.

It should be pretty straightforward, all the script does is cloning some Git repositories.

In the meantime you could clone them yourself. The repositories are:

It also assumes that Python is readily available in your environment, which is not always the case in Windows.

igabesz commented Apr 3, 2016

I think this issue could be closed, I regularly use this lib on Win 8.1.

igabesz commented Apr 3, 2016

Ahh.. now I see it... I use win-bash to run *.sh files, I recommend the same for all win users. Also, after the recent Build announcement this issue slowly becomes irrelevant, see this:

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