do not know what is wrong python under win2k

Delaney, Timothy tdelaney at
Tue Dec 18 00:08:10 CET 2001

> 	>>> python -i eggs -o bacon

I don't have the book, so I don't know, but if it says to do the above, the
book is broken.

I will assume you are on Windows.

>>> is the python prompt. It means you are already in python.

What you want is to call the line from the OS prompt (on Windows, the DOS

So your line should actually look something like:

C:\>python -i eggs -o bacon

Note the prompt! It has a drive letter in it (this will be different on
other platforms).

For other FAQs ...

The above question *really* needs to be added to the FAQ (PSF members!)

Tim Delaney

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