[Q] How to use IDLE in redhat

Stephen Boulet stephen at theboulets.net
Thu Jan 10 01:21:21 CET 2002

Whoops. I think I answered your question for Windows.

Doesn't Redhat put idle in /usr/bin/idle? If so, add /usr/bin to your path 
and just type in "idle" at the command line.

Mandrake puts idle as part of the tkinter rpm, curiously enough.

-- Stephen

Stephen Boulet wrote:

> Just type in:  python idle.py if you're launching from the command line.
> Otherwise double-click the idle.pyw icon.
> -- Stephen
> Young-Jin Lee wrote:
>> Hi, I'm new to redhat. I was using Python in windows and now I was trying
>> to move to Redhat.
>> I thought it would be easy to use IDLE in redhat linux, but it turned out
>> to be a bit difficult.
>> After posting a few questions on the tutor at python.org list, I came to
>> know that I should setup IDLE by
>> "$ cd .../Tools/idle
>> $ python2.2 ./setup.py".
>> When I tried the aboves, python asked me to specify the option and
>> command, but I have no idea what to do.
>> Here is the message I got:
>> usage: setup.py [global_opts] cmd1 [cmd1_opts] [cmd2 [cmd2_opts] ...]
>> or: setup.py --help [cmd1 cmd2]
>> or: setup.py --help-commands
>> or: setup.py cmd --help.
>> I also tried "python2 ./setup.py idle", but it didn't work, either.
>> Thanks in advance.
>> YJ

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