How to make clickable julia script for Windows

This questions is more a windows question than a Julia one, so, I’m sorry if this is out of place.


I’m taking a Computational Fluid Dynamics class, where we will be building a cfd code along the semester, and I convinced the professor to allow me to use Julia, although he doesn’t know the language.
Basically, as homework, every week I have to send small executables of part of the code, for example a routine that reads in neutral files and outputs vtk’s. And he will test it.
The problem is he uses Windows, and I haven’t touch a non-Unix machine for ages.
Originally he asked for us to send .exe files, but I don’t want to go to the hassle of compiling and building an executable. He will install julia on his laptop so he can run my scripts. So, finally my question:

TL;DR: Is there a way to make an “executable” julia script for Windows? Something like putting the #!/usr/bin/env julia in Unix machines. ?

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Favba, I have a Windows 10 laptop with Julia 0.6.2 installed.
I can test run your submissions if it helps.

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Actually a better answer would be for you to prepare a Juyputer notebook,
and for your tutor to use that. Perhaps on a Juliabox account.


I borrowed a Windows laptop from a friend and managed to do it.

First option: A Batch file, as @Liso suggested:

start C:\User\UserName\AppData\Local\Julia-0.6.2\bin\julia myscript.jl

But then I need to know the path to the julia executable beforehand.

A second option I discovered was, by clicking in a .jl file, Windows asks me for a program to open .jl files. I just set it to julia, and now I get exactly what I wanted: a clickable julia script.

Thanks for the suggestions, @John_Hearns! But I wanted to make this the least disruptive of the way he wanted(sending by email an executable) as possible. I’ll just send him a .jl file, ask him to set Julia as the program to open with, then every other .jl script I’ll send him will just work.


Do you need to work with parameters (list of input and output files for example)?

Not now, but I might eventually. In order to my second option to work, I guess I’ll have to write a script that prompts for the input, something like:


function main(input::String,output::String)

print("Please provide input file name: ")
const input = readline()
print("Please, provide output file name: ")
const output = readline()


Hi favba, I am experiencing the same: a solution with limited effort is to install git-bash on windows. Then, if you start your .jl file on your end with " #!/usr/bin/env julia ", you can execute on the windows end the .jl file with the usual command ./my_file.jl in git-bash