PYTHONSTARTUP and the -i command line option

Peter Hansen peter at
Thu Jun 2 18:55:11 CEST 2005

Christopher Wood wrote:
> But these two things won't play together, as (by design, it seems) 
> $PYTHONSTARTUP isn't read when the -i option is used, leaving me with an 
> unenhanced Python interpreter environment after after script execution.
> Is the any way round this, other than editing all my scripts or manually 
> loading the script in the interpreter?

Modifying the contents of your .pythonrc script and therein setting the 
PYTHONINSPECT environment variable via os.environ comes to mind.


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