Beginner's question: executing scripts under Win XP pro

Scott Souva ssouva at
Sat Mar 25 16:12:35 CET 2006

On Sat, 25 Mar 2006 14:45:34 +0100, "Jean-Claude Garreau"
<jean-claude.garreau at> wrote:

>I'm a beginner with python 2.4. I use it on Win XP Pro. I have no problems 
>with the GUI IDLE, but
>when I copy the instructions in a script file, say '' and double 
>click on the file, I have just a
>console window for a few moments, no output shown and the window closes 
>automatically before
>I can do anything else. I am greatful if anyone can help me.
>Please reply also to jean-claude.garreau at
>Thanks a lot,
>    Jean-Claude 

Your script may be working properly, but XP simply removes the window
after the script runs.  Here is a simple fix that will stop at the end
of the script and leave the Command window open:

print "Hello World"

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