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Whenever I compile a python file, I get a *.pyc file. When I try to run that, I get a message saying there is no program for running them. When I search for a program online via that option, it says there are none. Can anyone help me run there files?

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Since its byte compiled you need to run it through the the python interpreter

python yourfile.pyc

The reason running your .py files work directly I believe , is because you have the line

#!/usr/bin/python

or something similar on the first line in the .py files. This tells your shell to run the rest of the file with the python interpreter.

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