Newbie question

Pieter Claerhout Pieter_Claerhout at
Mon May 21 14:39:38 CEST 2001


D:\>python ""

(provided the python.exe is somewhere in your path).



-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick Kirk [mailto:pknews at]
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2001 2:46 PM
To: python-list at
Subject: Newbie question

Hi all,

I have read that Python is a good first language so I downloaded it and am
wading through a tutorial.  But I'm having silly problems that I can't work

I run Win2k.  Python is in a folder called d:\python.  also in there is a
file called

At the command prpmpt, I cd to d:\python run python and enter python
Error message is:

>>> python
  File "<stdin>", line 1
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

Clearly I'm doing something wrong but what?

All help appreciated!

Patrick Kirk
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