[Tutor] Why is startfile unavailable on my mac?

Mike Hansen Mike.Hansen at atmel.com
Mon Dec 4 18:01:13 CET 2006


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> From: tutor-bounces at python.org 
> [mailto:tutor-bounces at python.org] On Behalf Of Nathan Cain
> Sent: Monday, December 04, 2006 9:52 AM
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> Subject: [Tutor] Why is startfile unavailable on my mac?
> When I type the following in macpython IDLE,:
> >>> import os
> >>> os.startfile()
> I get the following error:
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "<pyshell#10>", line 1, in <module>
>     os.startfile()
> AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'startfile'
> Why is this unavailable to me?
> I am trying to open a url in a browser window.
> If startfile is just not available on the mac, can someone 
> please give me some simple example code that will open 
> http://www.python.org in a safari window?
> Thank you.
> *******************************************
> Nathan Cain

I just read the docs. I'm assuming that "Availability: Windows" means
that it's Windows only.

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