running python from cmd.exe

Dominic Rice dominic.rice at
Fri Jul 4 23:38:21 CEST 2008

Chris Hulan wrote:
> On Jul 4, 5:38 am, Dominic Rice <dominic.r... at> wrote:
>> Dominic Rice wrote:
>>> Miki wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>>> I can't seem to get python to run my scripts using the command: python
>>>>> <userscript>.py
>>>>> If I type python the interpreter runs as I sorted out the Path property,
>>>>> I'm afraid I don't know much about this kind of thing as I'm a science
>>>>> student who needs some Python not a programmer!
>>>> Can you be more specific about the error you get?
>>>> Say you have a script that contains one line:
>>>> print "Hello Python"
>>>> and you run
>>>> python
>>>> What is the error you get?
>>>> HTH,
>>>> --
>>>> Miki <miki.teb... at>
>>> Sure, I get:
>>> can't open file <userscript>.py: [errorno 2]No such file or directory.
>>> Now if I've noticed that if I change directory to (for instance)
>>> \Python25 where the script is the command runs fine.(?)
>> Oh I just noticed you specified, in that case just to clarify it
>> would be can't open file [errorno 2]No such file or directory
> When you run a script, are you in the directory where the script is
> located?

when it works yes! Does it have to be the case then? I assumed that 
there was a default folder (eg \Python25) that the python command would 
look for the file in, I take it this is not the case then?

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