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Postby sprocket » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:08 am

hi guys im relativly new to programming i tried learning python a few months back but gave up as you may have guessed i am now trying again. I wasent sure where to post this so i thught to post it here. I am struggling with directorys in command prompt to open .py files i can make it work but i seem to be doing a lot of typing plz can someone show me how to do it properly this is how command prompt looks when i do it...

C:\Users\Sprocket>C:\Users\Sprocket\pythonscripts\(scriptname).py

If anyone can help me it would be greatly apriciated :D :D :D :D
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Re: directorys

Postby metulburr » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:32 am

I am struggling with directorys in command prompt to open .py files i can make it work but i seem to be doing a lot of typing plz can someone show me how to do it properly

What are you trying to open it with? To be honest i havent used windows in years so i forgot the default editor for windows and/or its command to open a file with it.

C:\Users\Sprocket>C:\Users\Sprocket\pythonscripts\(scriptname).py

this is your current command prompt location
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C:\Users\Sprocket


this is apparently the path to the python script
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C:\Users\Sprocket\pythonscripts\(scriptname).py


If your trying to change to the directory of the python script, you need to execute:
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cd pythonscripts


at that point your prompt should read:
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C:\Users\Sprocket\pythonscripts>


executing:
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dir

will list out the files and directories in that directory, which scriptname.py should be listed

also have you read through this?
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Re: directorys

Postby ichabod801 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:03 pm

If you are using version 3.3 or later, you should check out the Python launcher for Windows.
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Re: directorys

Postby sprocket » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:34 pm

What are you trying to open it with?


I am opening it through command prompt (the windows defult command line) with the standard python 3.3 compiler (not the interactive one) but when i did the install of python i chose for any file ending .py to be run with the python compiler if that is any help
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Re: directorys

Postby snippsat » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:40 pm

C:\Users\Sprocket>C:\Users\Sprocket\pythonscripts\python (scriptname).py

To use python anywhere from cmd(command line) you need to make sure that Environment Variables are set to your python version.
To PATH add ;C:\python33\;C:\python33\scripts;
Restart.

Test it out in cmd.
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C:\>python
Python 2.7.3 (default, Apr 10 2012, 23:31:26) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)] on win
32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

Of course 3.3 for for you if that the version you use.

So if i want to run i file have under root C:\,let`s call it something.py
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C:\>python something.py
python: can't open file 'something.py': [Errno 2] No such file or directory

No do i not have i file called something.py under root C:\,so i am happy with that output ;)
If i had that file under root C:\ python would run it.
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