trying to do is process some date pasted in using the mouse cut and
paste on a Linux box (xubuntu 9.10) in a terminal window.
First attempts failed so I'm now trying the trivial:-
data = sys.stdin.readlines()
print "Counted", len(data), "lines."
When I run this and try to paste something into the terminal window I
get the following errors:-
/home/chris/bin/m2r.py: line 2: syntax error near unexpected token `('
/home/chris/bin/m2r.py: line 2: `data = sys.stdin.readlines()'
It does exactly the same if I try:-
cat | m2r.py
and then paste something into the window.
So - what on earth am I doing wrong?