setting path for python interpretor

Philip Semanchuk philip at
Fri Nov 28 17:41:25 CET 2008

On Nov 28, 2008, at 6:41 AM, Beema Shafreen wrote:

> Hi all,
> Can any body suggest me how to the set path for making python2.4 as  
> the main
> interpretor instead of python 2.5.

Hi Beema,
This question is about your operating system, not about Python. On my  
system (OS X), having installed Python to /usr/local, it was  
sufficient to add this to my ~/.profile

export PATH=~/bin:/usr/local/bin:$PATH

In general, check out the documentation for the PATH statement for  
your operating system and make sure your preferred Python appears  
first in the path.

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