noob question How do I run a Python script.

Bruno Desthuilliers bdesth.quelquechose at free.quelquepart.fr
Sat Jun 30 21:55:13 CEST 2007


CarlP a écrit :
> How do I run a Python script.

usually, it's:

$ python /path/to/somescript.py arg1 argN

on a command line prompt.

> I have one that gmail loader needs to
> run on my email box. Here's the script
> 
> http://www.marklyon.org/gmail/cleanmbox.py
> 
> I can't seem to find what I need to run it. I installed python, run
> the interpreter and the script , but all it will do is say invalid
> syntax.

Am I right if I guess you did something like :

bruno at bibi ~ $ python
Python 2.4.3 (#1, Mar 12 2007, 23:32:01)
[GCC 3.3.4 20040623 (Gentoo Linux 3.3.4-r1, ssp-3.3.2-2, pie-8.7.6)] on 
linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
 >>> cleanmbox.py testmbox
   File "<stdin>", line 1
     cleanmbox.py testmbox
                         ^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
 >>>

?-)


FWIW, I ran the script (the correct way) on a copy of a mozilla mbox 
dir, and it seemed to work.



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