Ubuntu – Error trying to run a python program


Hello guys I'm actually new to Terminal and Python. Just started following a Python tuturial on my Ubuntu and I've reached a part where it asks me to save a .py file and open it in Terminal.

Only when I try to type on Terminal $ python egotrip.py I get $: command not found
Then I try to type it in python and I get

File "", line 1
    python egotrip.py
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

But I mean all names are correct 🙁

Then I gave also tried /home/anacah/Desktop/python/egotrip.py
And I get

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "", line 1, in 
NameError: name 'home' is not defined

What am I doing wrong? 🙁 can someone please help?

Best Answer

Try using this line in the terminal:
python /home/anacah/Desktop/python/egotrip.py

thereby providing the entire path for the file including the / at the beginning, and see what happens. If it errors out, please edit your initial post with the section 'Additional Information' and paste the error message.

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