PDFMiner install question

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Tue Dec 17 21:32:56 CET 2013


On 17/12/2013 20:06, Jason Mellone wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I have python up and running using the exact setup as recommended by http://learnpythonthehardway.org/
>
> I am now trying to use pdfminer.
>
> I have python here:
> C:\USERS\Python27
>
> using "import os", i am able to cwd to C:\users\python where i have C:\users\python\pdfminer-master\.
>
> when i navigate to the child directory and run "setup.py install" i get the following issue:
>
>>>> setup.py install
>    File "<stdin>", line 1
>      setup.py install
>                     ^
>
> i have no idea why, any input?
>
> thanks!
>
Do you really have the ">>>" prompt? If yes, then you're asking Python
to run a console (OS) command.

You should be running "setup.py install" in a console ("Command
Prompt") window, something like:

cd C:\users\python\pdfminer-master
C:\USERS\Python27\python.exe \setup.py install




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