Python on Linux was Re: [lug] Perl question

Evelyn Mitchell efm at
Wed Mar 14 17:18:23 MST 2001

Hi Scott,

Have you verified that you have a good download of the Python tar.gz file?

Python support under Linux is very good. For example, it is included
with every Red Hat based system because they use it for their 
install tools.

If you are looking for RPMs of recent Python versions, try

Also, please feel free to stop by any Front Range Pythoneers 
meetings, and to join the mailing list.

Evelyn Mitchell
efm at

On Wed, Mar 14, 2001 at 05:07:27PM -0700, KELLEY SCOTT T wrote:
> Since I can't get Python to work on a Unix box (gunzip won't even
> uncompress the python .gz and there is not much Unix support for Python),
> I've been forced to program in Perl. Unfortunately, my Perl is rusty and I
> have completely forgotten how to do simple tasks.
> All I want to do is check whether some file names have been entered on the
> command line, and if not ask the user for the filenames. The name of the
> perl script is "blastem" so execution would look like this:
> >blastem [filename1] [filename2]
> or this
> >blastem
> Also I forget how to convert from strings to ints (e.g. '3' to 3).
> If you can refresh my memory, I would be grateful.
> Thanks for your help in advance! -Scott
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