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Old   March 4, 2022, 12:32
Default DAT to Mesh in OpenFOAM
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Dear Altruist,

I am a newbie in OpenFOAM. I am using WSL for OpenFOAM. I wanna mesh a DAT file in terminal.

I am going to follow this: http://grantingram.org/download.html and http://grantingram.org/download/gmshtutorial2012.pdf

But when I type the following command : python dat2gmsh.py Vertices.dat
the output is: zsh: command not found: python

I have installed Python in WSL.

What can I do now?

Thanks in advance!
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The error message appears when the user tried to execute the command "python" in the terminal while using the Zsh shell, but Zsh could not find the Python executable. This can happen if Python is not installed on the system or if the system's PATH environment variable does not include the directory where the Python executable is located. The user may need to install Python or update their PATH variable to include the directory where Python is installed.

To solve the zsh: command not found: python error, you can try the following steps:

Install Python on your system if it's not already installed.

Check that the PATH environment variable includes the directory where Python is installed. You can do this by running the command echo $PATH in the terminal and verifying that the Python directory is listed. If it's not listed, you will need to add it to your PATH.

If Python is installed in a non-standard location, you can add the directory to your PATH by editing the shell configuration file (e.g. ~/.zshrc for Zsh) and adding a line like export PATH="/path/to/python:$PATH". Be sure to replace "/path/to/python" with the actual path to the Python directory.

If the above steps do not work, you can try reinstalling Python or reinstalling your shell.
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