Keeping the Console Open with IDLE
catherine.heathcote at gmail.com
Fri Feb 20 09:01:08 EST 2009
W. eWatson wrote:
>> I'm not sure whether I should feel old or write a smart alec comment --
>> I suppose there are people in the world who don't know what to do with a
>> command prompt....
>> Assuming a Windows system:
>> 2. Type 'cd ' (as in Change Directory) in the command prompt window (w/o
>> the single quote characters)
>> 3. Drag/drop the folder containing your python script to your command
>> prompt window
>> 4. Hit enter in your command prompt window.
>> 5. Type python my_script_name.py to execute my_script_name.py.
> If I enter just cd, then it tells me cd is not defined. If I enter
> c:/python25, it tells me I have a syntax error at c in c:. The title of
> the black background window I have up with a >>> prompt shown in it is
> "Python(command line)". Maybe this isn't the real Python console window?
> What I want is that if I execute the program by double clicking on its
> name to display the console window with the program or syntax errors
> shown without it closing in a split second. Putting read_raw in it
> doesn't work, since some error prevents it from ever being seen.
you need to open a dos prompt before doing the steps above. Go to
start->run and hit "cmd" <enter> without the quotes.
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