[issue4049] IDLE does not open too

I. Stead report at bugs.python.org
Sun Dec 7 05:23:13 CET 2008

I. Stead <largactyl at gmx.com> added the comment:

This still seems to be happening in python 3.0 as well. Here is the
output from
>1. open cmd.exe
>2. cd \python26
>3. python.exe Lib\idlelib\idle.py

C:\Program Files\Python>python.exe Lib\idlelib\idle.py
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "Lib\idlelib\idle.py", line 22, in <module>
  File "C:\Program Files\Python\lib\idlelib\PyShell.py", line 1385, in main
    shell = flist.open_shell()
  File "C:\Program Files\Python\lib\idlelib\PyShell.py", line 276, in

    self.pyshell = PyShell(self)
  File "C:\Program Files\Python\lib\idlelib\PyShell.py", line 800, in
    OutputWindow.__init__(self, flist, None, None)
  File "C:\Program Files\Python\lib\idlelib\OutputWindow.py", line 16,
in __init
    EditorWindow.__init__(self, *args)
  File "C:\Program Files\Python\lib\idlelib\EditorWindow.py", line 243,
in __ini
  File "C:\Program Files\Python\lib\idlelib\EditorWindow.py", line 761,
in updat
    rf_file = open(self.recent_files_path, 'w')
  File "C:\Program Files\Python\lib\io.py", line 278, in __new__
    return open(*args, **kwargs)
  File "C:\Program Files\Python\lib\io.py", line 222, in open
  File "C:\Program Files\Python\lib\io.py", line 615, in __init__
    _fileio._FileIO.__init__(self, name, mode, closefd)
IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied:

nosy: +VitP
versions: +Python 3.0 -Python 2.6

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