[Tutor] Really Newbie! (fwd)
Mon, 26 Nov 2001 01:19:55 -0800 (PST)
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Danny Yoo <email@example.com>
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 "firstname.lastname@example.org". The email "email@example.com" 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Really Newbie!
> 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:
When I open the windows, it fires up python on command.
To create this file, in the msdos window, type the words EDIT
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
> Tutor maillist - Tutor@python.org
-Kirk D Bailey (C)2001
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