pointing to the correct python

Andrew Koenig ark at research.att.com
Sat Mar 15 05:04:40 CET 2003

Bob> I am running cygwin under windows.  If I have a python program that
Bob> starts with
Bob> #!/usr/bin/python
Bob> it uses the cygwin python, which for most stuff is fine.  But I need
Bob> to use the windows version of python any time I want to use PIL,
Bob> pygame, etc..  How do I tell the environment which python to use
Bob> (besides using #!/n/Python22/python)?

One way is to start your file with

        #!/usr/bin/env python

and then be sure that the right python directory is the first one in
your PATH variable.

Andrew Koenig, ark at research.att.com, http://www.research.att.com/info/ark

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