[Tutor] IDLE problems
alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Wed Mar 7 12:30:08 CET 2012
Sorry, I was assuming too much knowledge I suspect.
> Last login: Wed Mar 7 11:27:19 on ttys000
> MacBook-001FF3569577-4:~ fedka2$ /Applications/Python\ 3.2
This line is the prompt plus the folder that you dragged :- /Applications/Python\ 3.2
You needed to type cd first (no RETURN just cd) - I took that step for granted, sorry.
then drop the folder
But since we now know the folder name you could just type
cd /Applications/Python\ 3.2
That should give you a terminal prompt of:
MacBook-001FF3569577-4: /Applications/Python 3.2$
If that is where idle.py is? I would expect it to be lower down than that...
Then you can type
If, as I suspect, idle.py is lower in the folder structure you will need to
modify things by providing the path to idle.py
I hope that's clearer.
One of the barriers to programming on a Mac for most users is
that they pretty much have to learn how to drive the Terminal. And
that's kind of a counter-culture to Mac users.
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