Newbie question

Peak Allan apeak_2000 at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 24 00:32:50 CET 2001


I copied this code from one of the tutorials on the
python.org website, but when I tried to run it, I got
an error.

# Program FileTest

out_file = open("test.txt", "w")
out_file.write("This crap is going to out file\n")
out_file.close()

in_file = open("test.txt", "r")
text = in_file.read()
in_file.close()
print text

bash-2.05$ ./fileTest.py
./fileTest.py: line 3: syntax error near unexpected
token `open("'
./fileTest.py: line 3: `out_file = open("test.txt",
"w")'

Can someone please tell me what I did wrong?

Also, are the tutorials at python.org a good way to
learn Python?  If not, are there any other good online resources?

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