CSE140 (Data Program) - How do I use the command-line shell_

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How do I use the command-line shell? In CSE 140, you use two tools to run Python programs: IDLE and the command-line shell. This is a small guide in using the shell. The command-line shell , sometimes called the command prompt or the terminal, is a tool that lets you control your computer using only textual commands. It offers a lot of power and simplicity (simplicity is different from ease of use). Just like with a graphical file browser such as the Finder or Windows Explorer, there is a "current directory" that you are currently working in. ("Directory" and "folder" are synonyms.) You can issue commands that operate in that directory, or you can change the current directory. This guide presents an example transcript of using the shell for Unix (Mac/Linux) and Windows machines. The transcript assumes that the student has already installed the Enthought Python Distribution as described in the Computing Resources page, and has used other programs such as the Finder or Windows Explorer to download his/her homework into a directory. When you run similar commands, there may be slight differences from the example transcript, such as the number, names, and times of files.
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