Reading a character or string from the terminal is a basic operation in most languages. It is most commonly used for a quick debug or analysis of the program.
To do this in Python 2.x:
print "Enter something:" s = raw_input() print "You entered:", s
To do this in Python 3.x:
print("Enter something:") s = input() print("You entered:", s)
Note that in Python 2.x, the built-in function is
raw_input, while it has been renamed to
input in Python 3.x.
Tried with: Ubuntu 14.04