noob needs help

Rafe rafesacks at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 10:01:45 CET 2008


On Dec 1, 12:50 am, toveysnake <collinto... at gmail.com> wrote:
> I decided that I want to learn python, and have no previous
> programming experience. I was reading the guide A byte of python and
> got to the part where you create and run the program helloworld.py I
> used kate to create this program and save it as helloworld.py. I then
> entered the command python helloworld.py into the terminal(I am using
> ubuntu 8.10) and I get this error:
>
> collin at collin-laptop:~$ python helloworld.py
> python: can't open file 'helloworld.py': [Errno 2] No such file or
> directory
>
> Am I saving the file in the wrong spot?(I saved it in documents)
> Should I use a different editor? Is there a better python book
> available online?

if you go to the directory where you put the file and run the python
command, it should work (or supply the full path and not just
'helloworld.py')

- Rafe



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