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Python Python Basics Meet Python The Python Shell

console wont run code even though no syntax errors. Next line just says. treehouse:~/workspace$ python hell

console worked previously when practicing print function, variables and would print code logged back in and when i try to print code next line just says. treehouse:~/workspace$ python hello.py

3 Answers

Mel Rumsey
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Mel Rumsey
Treehouse Staff

Hi there majak lual! Are you still in the shell or have you left the shell and are trying to run a file?

If you are trying to run a python file, you need to make sure that you are out of the python shell. You'll know if you are in the shell because you'll see >>>. You can escape the shell by typing exit(). If you want to get back in the shell you can type python.

try typing treehouse:~/workspace$ python shell

Don't forget to save the written code with ctrl + s