How can I edit the PYTHONPATH environmenal variable in Linux?

Tim Roberts timr at
Tue Jan 7 05:49:04 CET 2003

"Russ Chaffin" <rchaffin at> wrote:
>Can someone show how to edit the PYTHONPATH environmental variable in Linux?
>I'm a novice in Linux so my learning curve is pretty steep at this point.
>I'm using a debian disto of Linux 2.4. I'm also using a bash shell to do my editing.

In all of my Python programming, I have never needed to modify PYTHONPATH.
Rather than fall into bad habits from the start, perhaps you should tell us
WHY you think you need this.
- Tim Roberts, timr at
  Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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