Python Learning Environment

Krister Svanlund krister.svanlund at gmail.com
Sat Apr 17 18:37:07 CEST 2010


On Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 6:32 PM, Vijay Shanker Dubey
<vijay.shad at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> My Linux box is ubuntu system. I want to create a development environment on
> my system for python programing language. I got to see there are two
> versions of python language
> 1. python 2.5.6
> 2. python 3.1.2
> To find out what version i look in to my "/usr/bin" folder. There are many
> entries for python command
> - python
> - python2
> - python2.5
> - python2.6
> - python3
> - python3.1
> what does this mean? I am able to run run my first program with all these
> command. should i remove all these and have the latest one? I am confused
> about these finding. Is this okay to have these all?
>
> Regards,
> Vijay Shanker Dubey
>

python is symlinked to one of the 2.5, 2.6 or 3.1... most probably
2.6. The python2 is symlink to one of 2.5 or 2.6 and python3 is
symlinked to python3.1. It's a clever way to be able to specify what
version is needed for a script.



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