[Tutor] cmd window

Prasad, Ramit ramit.prasad at jpmorgan.com
Tue Sep 13 21:09:02 CEST 2011

From: tutor-bounces+ramit.prasad=jpmorgan.com at python.org [mailto:tutor-bounces+ramit.prasad=jpmorgan.com at python.org] On Behalf Of Dinara Vakhitova
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 1:55 PM
To: Wayne Werner
Cc: tutor at python.org
Subject: Re: [Tutor] cmd window

Thank you a lot, it helped!
2011/9/13 Wayne Werner <waynejwerner at gmail.com<mailto:waynejwerner at gmail.com>>
On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 12:57 PM, Dinara Vakhitova <di.marvellous at gmail.com<mailto:di.marvellous at gmail.com>> wrote:

Excuse me for my stupid question, but I'm an absolute beginner in programming.
I just would like to know what should I do in such case: when I run my program by clicking on the file itself, rather than from IDLE, the cmd window disappears just immediately after the output printing, so that I can't even see it. The solution must be very simple, but I can't find it in tutorials...

This is mainly because in later versions of Windows (XP onward, I believe) they changed a setting so that the command window would close after a program has executed. There are probably some more complicated settings to fix it on a global basis, but you'll find that most people add this line to the end of their programs:

raw_input("Press <Enter> to continue") # Use input() with Python 3.x


Yours faithfully,
Dinara Vakhitova

You can also run from command line. Start->run-> type "cmd" ->hit enter -> navigate to directory "cd c:\directory\with\python\filename.py"  (substitute the path you need) -> run script "python filename.py"


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