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C:\Users\Department\.qgis2\python\plugins\np>pyrcc4 -py2 resources.qrc -o resources.py

'pyrcc4' is not recognized as an internal or external command,

operable program or batch file.

How do I solve this problem?

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    Do you use the OSGeo4W Shell for the command? The Windows commander doesn't work in this way. QGIS 2.18.x: The pyrcc4.exe is found in `C:\Program Files\QGIS 2.18\bin`.
    – Stefan
    Commented Sep 13, 2018 at 9:15

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You should use OSGEO Shell to run this command.

Go to Start Menu and search for OSGEO Shell, and then command prompt window will be open.

Now type cd C:\Users\Department.qgis2\python\plugins\np> in the shell, and press enter.

It will set the current directory to the plugin directory.

Now run your pyrcc4 command.

You can also follow detailed tutorial here

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for me adding the pyrcc4 path to system environment variables made it work C:\Users\BenBouali\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python35\Lib\site-packages\PyQt4

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    In your path, we can read Python35 and PyQt4. This won't work with QGIS. QGIS 3 uses Qt5/PyQt5 and Python 3. QGIS 2 uses Qt4/PyQt4 and Python 2. So there is an incompatibility. You must switch to pyrcc5 with QGIS 3
    – etrimaille
    Commented Apr 12, 2019 at 12:51
  • i needed pyrcc4 for compatibility with a few things, i don't need pyrcc all that much i'm just showing people a possible path to the executable, maybe it'd help someone?
    – Kream
    Commented Apr 12, 2019 at 18:22

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