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Old 11-11-2003, 10:15 PM   #1
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BASH: Idle not found (need it for VPython)

hey - I've had experience with Mandrake 9, Suse 8.2, and Red Hat 9. Currently I am running Red Hat 9, because it seems to be the only one that will run everything i need (Ximian, VPython, GKRellm, etc) For Visual Python, the install went without a hitch - I had all the development tools installed, python 2.2 installed, numpy 23.1, then the visual part of python installed. In my physics lab, we just type "idle &" at the terminal and it'll pop up after a few seconds. However, the installing info page on says for python 2.2, i can either type in idle or vpython. tried vpython, didnt work - "bash: vpython: command not found" typed in "idle", got the same message. however, when i typed in "idle &" i got a message saying:

"[user@localhost user]$ idle&
[1] 3396
[user@localhost user]$ bash: idle: command not found

[1]+ Exit 127 idle"

sometimes the "bash:...." will appear on the command prompt, sometimes not. anyone can help me out? I would really like to do my physics labs at home, instead of trekking 13 blocks to the lab, finding someone to open it up, and working there.

thanks in advance
Old 11-12-2003, 12:05 AM   #2
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try typing the exact path to it. Then you can just make an alias

$ alias idle="/path/to/idle"
Old 11-12-2003, 12:00 PM   #3
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i did a search to find the idle file... only came up with text documents and folders. i wouldnt know where to find idle...


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