[Tutor] Issues In Terminal

Bill DeBroglie bill.debroglie at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 00:24:07 CEST 2010

On Sep 26, 2010, at 6:06 PM, Marc Tompkins wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 2:55 PM, Bill DeBroglie <bill.debroglie at gmail.com 
> > wrote:
> Which is great, but when I try and run the same code in the Terminal  
> by calling a program I've written (print("hello world") again) I get  
> the following:
>        matthews-macbook:Dawson_Book matthewparrilla$ ./chapter_2.py
>        ./chapter_2.py: line 4: syntax error near unexpected token  
> `"Hello World"'
>        ./chapter_2.py: line 4: `print("Hello World")'
> I'm using a Mac OS X 10.5.8. I had previously downloaded Python  
> 2.6.5 AND 3.1 and had them both on this computer simultaneously but  
> was having trouble with 3.1 crashing. I have since put both in the  
> trash but obviously still have 2.6.5 on my system, I assume that was  
> the version pre-installed on this Mac.
> I think that's a shell issue, not specifically a Python issue.  You  
> need to include a line at the top of the script to tell the OS how  
> to find the Python interpreter.  Try adding this line at the  
> beginning:
> #!/usr/bin/env python
Is this what you mean?

	matthew-parrillas-macbook:Dawson_Book matthewparrilla$ #!/usr/bin/env  
	matthew-parrillas-macbook:Dawson_Book matthewparrilla$ ./chapter_2.py
	./chapter_2.py: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token `"Hello  
	./chapter_2.py: line 1: `print("Hello World")'

If so, obviously still no dice.

> Your default Python install probably is NOT installed at /usr/bin/ 
> python, but there should be a symbolic link there that points to the  
> actual location.  If not, you'll need to adjust things a bit.
> -- 
> www.fsrtechnologies.com
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