How to run a python script in the Mac Terminal

Tyler Tyler (258)
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This guide will show you how to run a Python script in the Mac Terminal (command line) in either Mac OS X or MacOS.

Here's everything you'll need to complete this guide:

OSX×1

Simply navigate to the script directory and type:

python script_name.py

This will use the python interpreter to run your script.

You might need to specify the full path to the python interpreter.

which python

should produce:

/usr/bin/python

So you might try running:

/usr/bin/python script_name.py