[Tutor] A newbie question about running python scripts

typetext typetext at gmail.com
Thu Jun 16 18:28:35 CEST 2005

. Here's what happened. I had forgotten to specify the following, and
therefore was not inside the proper directory. What worked was cd
c:\documents and settings\my documents\ then enter, then python
helloworld.py. Success! Onward and upward. I was missing the "my
documents" part, and therefore was not inside the proper directory.
Michael Riggs

On 6/16/05, ZIYAD A. M. AL-BATLY <zamb at saudi.net.sa> wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-06-16 at 08:08 -0700, typetext wrote:
> > I get exactly the same error message as below. What could be going on
> > here? To check that I am not misspelling the name, I also wrote a
> > script that says print "helloworld" and saved it as hello.py. The same
> > message comes up then, as well. Any input is appreciated..
> > Michael Riggs, Seattle.
> >
> There seems to be some miss-understanding on what's going on!  It seems
> to me that you're typing "python", hitting Enter key, then typing
> "helloworkd.py" *inside* the Python interactive shell and that's *not*
> what I said!
> All you need to type is "python helloworld.py", then hit the Enter key.
> Of course, you need to be inside the directory that holds that file.
> Just start a command prompt, type "cd C:\Documents and Settings\Micky",
> hit Enter, type "python helloworld.py", hit Enter and your script should
> run fine.
> If you get anything else, just repost here again.  Do *not* let this get
> in your way of learning!  If I (or anyone else on this list) didn't want
> to help you, we wouldn't responded to your questions in the first place.
> Ziyad.

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