Suppressing Python wanings globally

Jean-Paul Calderone exarkun at
Fri Oct 3 00:42:14 CEST 2008

On Thu, 2 Oct 2008 23:39:29 +0100, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at> wrote:
>How can I suppress a Python warning globally (i.e., for all instances
>of Python I run)? I have a test suite that runs Python via
>sys.executable, so the -W flag won't work. A wrapper script doesn't
>work, as sys.executable doesn't point to that. And PYTHONSTARTUP is
>only for interactive use, so that's no good...
>Is there an obvious way I've missed? Surely this is a common issue?

Site-wide configuration is what site customization modules are for.
Check out in /usr/lib/python<version>/ or the equivalent
for your platform/installation.


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