[Tutor] How to run a python script

Chris Warrick kwpolska at gmail.com
Sun Feb 21 04:10:47 EST 2016

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On 21 February 2016 at 09:48, Erol Gericke <woodworm at cybersmart.co.za> wrote:
> Hi Chris,
> Thanks for your prompt reply, the problem has been solved!
> I was using the 'python' terminal not the 'DOS' terminal.
>  I have created a new directory to hold the *.py scripts.
> As I type with only two fingers I want to keep everything as short as
> possible.
> Is there a way to avoid the full path when running a script.
> Thanks again, you have revived my interest in Python.
> Regards,
> Erol Gericke
>> Please paste the full error message, and your complete source code.
>> Also, make sure you are running the commands in the regular command
>> prompt window, and not in a Python-specific one.
>> Also, your scripts should not live in C:\Python27, because they might
>> conflict with other things.

You can open command prompt in the directory of your scripts [0] or
put them in a directory that doesn’t require a lot of typing (C:\py
for example).

PS. it’s not the “DOS” terminal, it’s the command prompt (cmd.exe).
DOS is not part of Windows NT/2000/XP and better, and rightfully so.

[0]: In Windows 8?/10, available from the File menu. Otherwise:

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