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:

#!/usr/bin/python
# 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

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