How to execute python file in linux

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http://stackoverflow.com – I am using linux mint, and to run a python file I have to type in the terminal: python [file path], so is there way to make the file executable, and make it run the python command automatically when I doublr click it? And since I stopped dealing with windows ages ago, I wonder if the .py files there are also automatically executable or do I need some steps. Thanks (HowTos)