directly executing a python script in Unix

Frederik VdC Frederik.VandeCasteele at
Tue Feb 5 05:39:21 EST 2002

I have to call my pythonscripts name.cgi in stead of
on the (unix)server. Maybe that can help you

Marc Laymon wrote:

> I am just learning python.  I have written a few simple scripts which
> run fine when invoked using "python".  The Python manual
> says you can execute a Python script directly In Unix by making the
> first line "#!/usr/bin/python", then giving the command
> "./".  However, when I try this, I get an error "Command
> not found.".  I get the same error under both Linux and Solaris.
> Using the same format for perl works fine.  Why doesn't the
> "#!/usr/bin/python" line work for Python ?  (perl and python are both
> in /usr/bin on my Linux system.)
> Thanks.
> Marc Laymon

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