newbie question

Steve Juranich sjuranic at
Wed Mar 1 21:27:32 CET 2006

orangeDinosaur wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm brand new to using/playing with Python, and I have what is likely a
> very simple question but can't seem to figure it out.
> I wrote up a script in my preferred text editor.  It contains maybe ten
> lines of code.  I want to be able to execute those code lines with a
> single command either from the inline mode or from IDLE.  How do I do
> this?  I saved the file ( in a folder that I've specified
> in my PYTHONPATH environment variable, and when I type
>>>> import myscript
> the script runs.  If, later during the same session, I type
>>>> myscript
> all I get for output is
> <module 'myscript' from 'c:\documents and settings\t_crane\my
> documents\Python Modules\myscript.pyc'>
> Somwhere in the beginning tutorial there's this line:
> "The script can be given a executable mode, or permission, using the
> chmod command:
> $ chmod +x"

This is a Unix-specific command (POSIX-specific, actually).  It won't work
on a Windows box.

To run the script from a command line, 

`python C:\path\to\script\' should do the trick, I can't say for
sure, though because I'm a heathen Linux user.

Steve Juranich
Tucson, AZ

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