[Tutor] Creating easy-to-run files

Daniel Yoo dyoo@hkn.EECS.Berkeley.EDU
Fri, 28 Jul 2000 02:13:32 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 28 Jul 2000, F Wass wrote:

> I've just started using Python (and found it quite useful) for 
> writing a conversion parser between two different formats. 
> Is there an easy way of letting the user run the script by 
> simply typing "start" or something similar at the Python prompt?
> I'm currently using Windows, but it's intended to be run under
> Linux.

If you're running NT or Win2k, then typing


may work, although passing in arguments... just doesn't like to work.  
Don't know why.  Otherwise, the explicit:

  python start.py

should do it.  You'll probably need to add your python directory into your
PATH.  Good luck!