need help with "python" command

Thomas Wouters thomas at
Mon May 28 09:24:06 EDT 2001

On Mon, May 28, 2001 at 05:35:39AM -0700, eric_brake wrote:

> I trying to create my own windows executables, but I'm struggling when
> I try to run the "python" command in the interpreter. The FAQ on
> says it should look like this

> >>> python bdist_wininst

You're issueing the command on the Python prompt. Don't do that. Type '^D'
(or ^Z if you're on DOS or Windows) and type 'python bdist_wininst'
on your normal shell.
Thomas Wouters <thomas at>

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