First, thing upgrade to Slack-8.1 or least 8.0
Second, Python 1.5. is no longer supported, upgrade to current stable version, try the python.tgz from 8.0 in the /d
As long as the python is in you path you fine.
#!/path/to/python is what's called a shebang.
It tell the shell for to use to exicute the script
You should get in a habit of placing one at the top
of EVERY script you write, BASH, Perl.
Suggestions to help with vi create a file (in your home dir)
------- .exrc ------------
Here's the Python home world:
I would also suggtest subscribing to the python-help
and python-tutor mailing list, they were very helpful to me