[Tutor] Issues In Terminal

Marc Tompkins marc.tompkins at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 00:29:48 CEST 2010

On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 3:24 PM, Bill DeBroglie <bill.debroglie at gmail.com>wrote:

> Is this what you mean?
> matthew-parrillas-macbook:Dawson_Book matthewparrilla$ #!/usr/bin/env
> python
> matthew-parrillas-macbook:Dawson_Book matthewparrilla$ ./chapter_2.py
> ./chapter_2.py: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token `"Hello World"'
> ./chapter_2.py: line 1: `print("Hello World")'
> If so, obviously still no dice.
> No, I meant that you should edit your .py file and add

> #!/usr/bin/env python
as the first line, THEN try to run it.

Right now what's happening is that you're handing a line of Python script to
the shell and asking it to run it; the shell is telling you (oh-so-politely)
"what the hell is this?"  You need to give it a clue.

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