Thank you - Steven.
Very happy with your ‘opinions’ !
But I ‘think’ I am getting a different output to the one you describe.
I have never seen (so far) “%” or “$” in any command window, Idle window or Py39 terminal.
But I have seen “$” in a couple of online pages describing what to do.
I can now easily get to the Python prompt >>> in Windows Command window (standard privileges not elevated) by typing “py”.
I can also see the >>> in IDLE and in the Python terminal.
It is when trying to follow the most primitive of “Hello World” guides that I just get syntax error in each of the above methods.
This is the simple stumbling block … I have quickly glanced at a couple of the beginners pages you linked to and so far there is no mention of syntax error at such an early stage (despite me trying to follow such supposedly basic guidelines to create a py file that prints two words !)
I did the test to check that I have Python in path and pip and this resulted in getting >>> which was supposed to confirm that both were correctly in place.
The install was as per default settings with all users and add path.
If I rephrase my question to this …
From within a newly created folder/directory in a place of my choosing should I use Win Command, IDLE or py terminal and should I only be typing directly after the prompt >>> ?
Because (so far I only get syntax error for anything except 2+2 etc.)
Complete fail for “mkdir somefoldername” or “pip install flask” or “cd somefoldername”.
Looked again and found old stackoverflow and the vital piece of information … that I do this from Windows Command not from Python … why was that so hard to find?
So from WinCmd typed “py -m pip install flask” and it worked instantly.
Is that the same for Linux/Mac … use the OS terminal not Python ?
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