2 Newbie questions.

Len Sumnler pcslen at comcast.net
Thu Oct 7 16:07:22 CEST 2004


Sibylle Koczian wrote:
> Steven Bethard schrieb:
> 
>> Len Sumnler <pcslen <at> comcast.net> writes:
>>
>>> I have searched the net and performed chmod +x mypython.py and added 
>>> as the first line of my program #!/usr/bin/env python.  When I try to 
>>> run the program as follows $ mypython.py I get the error message of, 
>>> "bash: mypython.py: command not found".  What am i doing wrong.
>>
>>
>>
>> Not really a Python question, but maybe I can help anyway.  A couple 
>> of things to check:
>>
>> 1) Does "/usr/bin/env python" work at the shell prompt?  If not you 
>> probably don't have python on your path.
>>
>> 2) If "/usr/bin/env python" does work for you from the shell, did you 
>> create mypython.py on a Windows machine?  I've gotten these errors 
>> occasionally when moving a script from a Windows box to a Unix box 
>> because the shell doesn't like the \r's that Windows puts at the end 
>> of lines.  You could try using dos2unix or a similar script to remove 
>> these.
>>
> 3) I think it must be ./mypython.py - the script isn't automatically 
> searched for in the current directory. But it's quite right that this is 
> a unix/linux and not a Python question.
> 
> Sibylle
> 
Hello Sibylle

I appreciate the response and this has answered my question.

Len Sumnler



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