[Tutor] Really Newbie! (fwd)

Danny Yoo dyoo@hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu
Mon, 26 Nov 2001 01:19:55 -0800 (PST)

Hi Kirk,

Errr... I think you meant to post this on Tutor too.  Now I'm starting to
feel like a traffic cop or something.  *grin* Let me forward this to Jeff
and the others on Tutor.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 01:36:56 -0500
From: Kirk Bailey <deliberatus@my995internet.com>
To: Danny Yoo <dyoo@hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu>
Subject: Re: [Tutor] Really Newbie! (fwd)


Danny Yoo wrote:
> Hi Jeff,
> You probably meant to post on the Tutor mailing list.  You can do this by
> emailing "tutor@python.org".  The email "tutor-admin@python.org" only goes
> to the admins here.
> I'll forward your message to the rest of the list.
> Good luck to you!
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2001 19:16:05 -0500
> From: Jeff Jones <thejoness3@home.com>
> To: tutor-admin@python.org
> Subject: Really Newbie!
> Hello,
> I am a real newbie to the programming world; therefore, I have a million
> questions. I will start with just a few. First, I am using O'Reilly's
> Learning Python and the book tells me (as well as other tutorials) that I
> need to set my system environment path.

Well, that's one way to do it.

Open a msdos window, and you can issue commands to dos to set variables
in the environment. You can use EDIT to modify autoexec.bat to do this
for you at boot. But a simpler way is to create a bach file to start up

I created this batch file in c:\windows, and it is called 'python.bat'.
it says exactly this:

cd c:\python21

When I open the windows, it fires up python on command.

To create this file, in the msdos window, type the words EDIT
python.bat[enter key].
BOOM. There's the program, and an empty screen. type those lines, then
[ALT]-F and there's a menu. Click on SAVE. If the mouse is not being
freindly, use the up and down arrows to select, then press [enter].

Then do it again, but select EXIT. Now type the word python.


 However, I am am not exactly sure
> what the outcome of performing this action will be. Should it allow me to
> run python modules and programs from the C:\ prompt? Secondly, What are
> the major differences between the different text editors? Which one might
> you recommend to a newbie? Thank you, in advance, to anyone that takes the
> time to help the ignorant.
> Jeff Jones
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