syntax error in first-time user script
tjreedy at udel.edu
Fri Mar 24 12:55:23 EDT 2017
On 3/23/2017 9:57 PM, john polo wrote:
> If I use IDLE shell:
> "python comment.py"
> "SyntaxError: invalid syntax"
IDLE's Shell runs your input with nearly identical results as with the
standard interactive interpreter, including exceptions.
> I know I can open the file in the editor and use F5, but shouldn't I be
> able to use a command from shell?
No. You enter Python statements, not terminal commands.
> How do I run comment.py from a command line without error?
At the Command Prompt window's prompt, such as 'C:\user\you>', enter
The path shown before the prompt char, '>', is the 'current working
directory'. Learn to use the 'cd' command.
Terry Jan Reedy
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