Newbie using Python

Steve Holden sholden at holdenweb.com
Thu Aug 15 12:23:37 CEST 2002


"Mark Welborn" <markw at electromotor.com> wrote in message
news:mailman.1029391950.1665.python-list at python.org...
> Hello everyone,
>
> I have installed Python on my Windows machine and trying to learn the
> language.  I could also use a better understanding of programming
techniques
> in general. Anyway....from the reviews that I've read it looks like Python
> should be a good programming language to learn.   I hope that my question
is
> not too simple.  :-)
>
> How does a person get Python to make a system call under Windows ?  I have
> tried 'import os' and 'import sys', but I must not understand the fine
> points of making this work in a Python script.  Do I use the Windows
> commands as in MS-DOS prompt or do I need a Python module using Python
> commands ?
>

Try

    import os
    os.system("notepad.exe")

and take it from there.

regards
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