[Tutor] cant get started
alan.gauld at freenet.co.uk
Sun Jul 31 10:20:40 CEST 2005
> it said this is for newbies but I download the 2.4 and I tried the
> stuff it
> said on the tutorial like the control-z or sys.exit () I tried the
> or the python -c but it always says "'something' is not defined" or
> " invalid
> syntax" where do I go or what do I do. do i go the the command line
> or the
> shell cause I tried both please write me back
OK, back to basics.
Assuming you got python installed ok you should go to the shell prompt
(from which I assume you are using Linux right?)
you should wind up with a prompt like
Do you get that far?
If so type Ctrl-D to exit (Ctrl Z is for DOS, Ctrl D is the Unix
Repeat but try
>>> import sys
If that works then basically python is up and working OK.
Pick a tutorial, the official one if you have programmed before,
or one of the non programmers ones if you haven't.
When you hit problems lret us know
where in the tutor,
what you tried and what happened that you didn't expect.
or what you don't understand.
And we will try to answer.
Author of the Learn to Program web tutor
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