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 Ian Ozsvald
I am the co-founder of ShowMeDo (see http://showmedo.com/about), author of `The Screencasting Handbook <http://thescreencastinghandbook.com>`_ and the founder of the professional screencast production company `ProCasts <http://procasts.co.uk>`_:
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 Ian Ozsvald
I am the co-founder of ShowMeDo (see http://showmedo.com/about), author of `The Screencasting Handbook <http://thescreencastinghandbook.com>`_ and the founder of the professional screencast production ...
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The easiest way to run scripts is to run them from the command line. Assuming you've set-up your system's Path variable (I show you how) you can run your scripts and execute lines of code directly (using the -c switch) from the command line.
Having configured Python we then go on to run a script at the command line and edit the previous episode's hello.py using Notepad, demonstrating Notepad's deficiencies as an editor(!).
I also set a simple task for you - write a script to list the contents of the directory (replicating the normal 'dir' command at the DOS prompt). You'll find some help here.
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