2 Newbie questions.

Sibylle Koczian Sibylle.Koczian at Bibliothek.Uni-Augsburg.de
Thu Oct 7 15:25:51 CEST 2004

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.


Dr. Sibylle Koczian
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D-86135 Augsburg

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