Hello World In Python Tutorial

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How do I write my first program in python? How do I print “hello world” message in Python?

Python is easy to use, general-purpose high-level programming language. ython is often used as a scripting language and for writing tasks such as:

=> Sys admin programming

=> Web projects

=> GUI projects etc

Task: Write “Hello world” program in python

Use a text editor such as vi, gedit or any other text editor. Create a program file called hello.py:
$ vi hello.py
Now type the following program:

# My first python program
print "Hello, World!\n"

Save and close the file. Type the following command to set permission:
$ chmod +x hello.py
To run a program, enter:
$ ./hello.py

Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.

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  1. You need to update this. Python 2.xx uses print ” “, while python 3.xx uses print(” “)

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