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Hi, I've only just migrated to Linux from Windows and am trying to use Python 2.5 which was preinstalled on my Suse Linux 10.2 distro. I read somewhere that Idle ...
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    Python Idle on Suse 10.2


    Hi,
    I've only just migrated to Linux from Windows and am trying to use Python 2.5 which was preinstalled on my Suse Linux 10.2 distro.
    I read somewhere that Idle comes packaged on Linux distro's so how do I access it? At the minute I only have python running in the terminal window. On Windows,Idle was really user friendly and having just a terminal window is a bit of a step down.

    Thanks,
    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalhead
    Hi,
    I've only just migrated to Linux from Windows and am trying to use Python 2.5 which was preinstalled on my Suse Linux 10.2 distro.
    I read somewhere that Idle comes packaged on Linux distro's so how do I access it? At the minute I only have python running in the terminal window. On Windows,Idle was really user friendly and having just a terminal window is a bit of a step down.

    Thanks,
    Tim
    Code:
    import sys
    print sys.path
    when you do the above, it shows where your Python libraries are located. From these directories, you can find idle.py . then on command line, change to that directory where idle.py is, and do
    # python idle.py <options if any>

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    Hi,
    I did what you said and found that python 2.5 was installed in /usr/python2.5/ ...

    When I used Nautilus to explore these, I couldnt find Idle though.
    Maybe it isnt there. Should it be in a folder of its own?

    thanks,
    tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalhead
    Hi,
    I did what you said and found that python 2.5 was installed in /usr/python2.5/ ...

    When I used Nautilus to explore these, I couldnt find Idle though.
    Maybe it isnt there. Should it be in a folder of its own?

    thanks,
    tim
    first, you can see whether under /usr/python2.5 , there's a Tools directory. it should be there as indicated here. IDLE is distributed with each Python distribution. however you can also use find to search
    eg
    Code:
    find /usr -type f -name "idle.py"
    if you can't find then maybe you want to download and install again from sourceforge. that is the last option.

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