Making a shorter shebang

Jerry jweida at
Sat Oct 14 17:43:15 CEST 2006

/usr/bin/env just searches your PATH variable to find it, but it does
so in order.  So, if you want it to find your python instead of a
system provided one, just alter your PATH variable and put
/home/my_username/python2.5 in front of everything else.

example in .profile:

export PATH


On Oct 14, 10:37 am, "veracon" <vera... at> wrote:
> Long story short, in order to use Python 2.5, I've compiled it in my
> own account on my hosting. It works fantastic as
> /home/my_username/python2.5, but the shebang is a bit long. Is there a
> way to shorten it (environment variables?) or, even better, make
> /usr/bin/env python point to it?
> Thanks in advance!

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