Python on Linux
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Linux ships with Python installed, so the goal of this page is to make sure you can start a terminal and run Python from the command line.
- Start up a terminal. You can find the Terminal application at Applications/Accessories/Terminal, or it may already be on your menu bar.
- Test your Python install at the command prompt. Type
and hit enter. You should see something like
Python 2.5.2 (r252:60911, Jan 24 2010, 17:44:40) [GCC 4.3.2] on linux2 Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information. >>>
- To exit the Python prompt, type
exit()and press Enter. This will take you back to the Terminal command prompt.