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i don't know how to make run

I'm having a hard time trying to click run, or make the program run. he mentions to press up in the console but its not working for me

chaou youva
chaou youva
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Hey, to run a python file on the console, you need to enter the keyword 'python' followed by the name of your file for example: python my_file.py and then your code is going to run I hope it was helpful

2 Answers

To run a script in the console, type python filename.py or python3 filename.py.

For example, if I wrote a script and called it add.py, I would run it by typing the following into the console:

python add.py


python3 add.py

Pressing the up key in the console gives you the last line you entered there, which wouldn't work if you've just launched the console, as you haven't entered anything yet.

Hope this helps!