prodigy*.whl is not a valid wheel filename

Hello, i have this problem when trying to install Prodigy on Windows with

pip install ./prodigy*.whl

WARNING: Requirement './prodigy*.whl' looks like a filename, but the file does not exist

ERROR: prodigy*.whl is not a valid wheel filename.


It looks like the "normal" cmd shell on Windows doesn't support wildcard expansion by default, so it's up to the application to support it, which pip doesn't seem to do. If you would do something like cat with the same wildcard expression, it does work.

This thread has some background and possible workarounds.

If you're doing this directly in the shell, you can also hit tab after you write prodigy- and it'll automatically insert the full filename of the wheel you have on your system.

Alternatively, you could use another command line tool, such as Git Bash, or Powershell. The latter is installed on a Windows machine by default, and does support wildcard expansion.