newbie question

lance crocker jnlc at bellsouth.net
Wed Oct 31 20:49:41 CET 2001


i just tried putting that path into the autoexec file and rebooting.
it didn't change anything i still get the same errors.

when you go to open a file how do you do it? do you type python
hello.py while you are in commandline mode or while you are in gui
mode?


On Wed, 31 Oct 2001 14:19:56 -0500, "Steve Holden"
<sholden at holdenweb.com> wrote:

>"lance crocker" <jnlc at bellsouth.net> wrote ...
>>
>> this is an actual exert from a tutorial i got off the net.
>>
>> Programming tutorials since the beginning of time have started with a
>> little program called Hello, World! So here it is:
>>
>> print "Hello, World!"
>>
>> If you are using the command line to run programs then type it in with
>> a text editor, save it as hello.py and run it with ``python
>> hello.py''
>>
>> Otherwise go into IDLE, create a new window, and create it as in
>> section 1.4.
>>
>> When this program is run here's what it prints:
>>
>> Hello, World!
>>
>> i did evrything that it asked me to do but i keep getting syntax
>> errors. i tried running it in DOS but it then gives me a bad command
>> or file name error.
>>
>This is because the command processor doesn't know where to find the Python
>interpreter. Suppose you have installed Python at the default location
>(C:\Python21 for Python version 2.1) then the following command should work,
>although requiring a little more typing:
>
>    C:\python21\python hello.py
>
>You can fix this need for extra typing for a single session with the DOS
>command
>
>    path c:\python21;%path%
>
>[this adds the Python installation directory to the places that the command
>processor looks for programs you tell it to run].
>
>The DOS command
>
>    python hello.py
>
>should now execute your "hello.py" program. To fix it for good you need to
>add the command
>
>    path C:\python21;%path%
>
>to a file called "autoexec.bat" in the C:\ directory. The install procedure
>would be kinder to newbies if it did this, but undoing such changes at
>uninstall time is not always easy so maybe the implementors chose not to do
>this.
>
>> I want to get this fixed b/c how can i use progs with out being able
>> to run them?
>
>Well, that would be kind of difficult. I know you must be feeling frustrated
>right now, but stick with it. You are about to run your very first Python
>program!
>
>regards
> Steve
>--
>www.holdenweb.com
>
>
>





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