[docs] [issue22162] Actiavting a venv - Dash doesn't understand source

Daniel Lintott report at bugs.python.org
Thu Aug 7 11:55:45 CEST 2014

New submission from Daniel Lintott:

In the documentation for venv (https://docs.python.org/3.5/library/venv.html) it gives examples for activating the venv under bash/zsh.

For a long time under both Debian and Ubuntu the default shell has been Dash (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DashAsBinSh)

Dash doesn't undertsand the command 'source' so instead the venv must be activated using the . command (as is done for Fish, but using the bash activate file instead)

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
messages: 225001
nosy: dlintott, docs at python
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Actiavting a venv - Dash doesn't understand source
type: enhancement

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