Caution newbie question: python window to stay open ?

Discussion in 'Python' started by mkengel, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. mkengel

    mkengel Guest

    Caution: newbie question

    I am using python 2.4.3-11 on Windows XP.
    Problem: Python window closes immediately after executing a *.py file
    (e.g. containing a "print..." command.
    What do I have to do to keep it open to see the results ?

    "Interactive window" stays open.

    Thank you.
    Michael
     
    mkengel, Nov 22, 2006
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  2. mkengel

    Guest

    mkengel wrote:

    > Caution: newbie question



    If you're pretty sure it's a common newbie question, then begin by
    going to the Google repository at:

    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python

    Search in the box at upper right, on, say, keep cmd window open, or
    keep dos window open.

    Like so:

    http://tinyurl.com/yfbtgx

    And you'll have answers going all the way back to antiquity.

    rd
     
    , Nov 22, 2006
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  3. mkengel wrote:

    > Caution: newbie question


    If you're pretty sure it's a common newbie question, then begin by
    going to the Google repository at:

    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python

    Search in the box at upper right, on, say, keep cmd window open, or
    keep dos window open.

    Like so:

    http://tinyurl.com/yfbtgx

    And you'll have answers going all the way back to antiquity.

    rd
     
    BartlebyScrivener, Nov 22, 2006
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  4. mkengel wrote:

    > Problem: Python window closes immediately after executing a *.py file
    > (e.g. containing a "print..." command.
    > What do I have to do to keep it open to see the results ?


    Simple scripts that print to a console, or read from it, works best if
    you run them from a standard Command Prompt window.

    If you just click on a Python script in the explorer, Windows will
    create a temporary command window, and remove it when the program is
    done. This is standard Windows behaviour; to get around this in a
    general way, you need to write GUI-oriented Python programs (using e.g.
    Tkinter or wxPython), and run them using the "pythonw.exe" runtime.

    For simpler scripts, you can also add

    raw_input("Press return to close this window...")

    to the end of the script.

    For tips on running Python programs from the command prompt, this page
    might also be helpful:

    http://effbot.org/pyfaq/how-do-i-run-a-python-program-under-windows

    </F>
     
    Fredrik Lundh, Nov 22, 2006
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  5. mkengel

    jim-on-linux Guest

    Michael,

    put this at the top of your code. After the window
    closes read the testLog.out file. It may give you
    a clue as to what is happening.

    sys.stdout = open('testLog.out', 'w')


    jim-on-linux
    http://www.inqvista.com


    On Tuesday 21 November 2006 22:20, mkengel wrote:
    > Caution: newbie question
    >
    > I am using python 2.4.3-11 on Windows XP.
    > Problem: Python window closes immediately after
    > executing a *.py file (e.g. containing a
    > "print..." command. What do I have to do to
    > keep it open to see the results ?
    >
    > "Interactive window" stays open.
    >
    > Thank you.
    > Michael
     
    jim-on-linux, Nov 22, 2006
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  6. mkengel

    sf_cesario659

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    Use the /K option

    the cmd.exe program has /K switch which holds the window open by returning to a command prompt.


    Some text editors will have the ability to configure tools, so you can modify something like this:

    C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /K X:\Python2.6.2\python.exe "%FILE%"

    for your own system
     
    sf_cesario659, Jun 26, 2009
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