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How to download python from command-line? [closed]

Posted by: admin November 30, 2017 Leave a comment

Questions:

I’m on windows, but I’m using a putty shell to connect to a linux machine, and want to install python 2.7. Can’t figure out how to do it. How can I download python from command line?

Answers:
wget --no-check-certificate https://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.7.11/Python-2.7.11.tgz
tar -xzf Python-2.7.11.tgz  
cd Python-2.7.11

Now read the README file to figure out how to install, or do the following with no guarantees from me that it will be exactly what you need.

./configure  
make  
sudo make install  

For Python 3.5 use the following download address:
http://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.5.1/Python-3.5.1.tgz

For other versions and the most up to date download links:
http://www.python.org/getit/

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apt-get install python2.7 will work on debian-like linuxes. The python website describes a whole bunch of other ways to get Python.

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Well if you are getting into a linux machine you can use the package manager of that linux distro.

If you are using Ubuntu just use apt-get search python, check the list and do apt-get install python2.7 (not sure if python2.7 or python-2.7, check the list)

You could use yum in fedora and do the same.

if you want to install it on your windows machine i dont know any package manager, i would download the wget for windows, donwload the package from python.org and install it