newbie question about PYTHONPATH
alex.kapps at web.de
Tue Feb 15 20:05:18 CET 2011
On 15.02.2011 19:12, Panupat Chongstitwattana wrote:
Panupat, please don't top-post, it messes the the natural order of
the discussion. Thanks.
> I think the command line should look something along this line
> export PYTHONPATH=$HOME/foo/prog/learning_python/:
> with a colon at the end.
Nope, the colon is only needed as a delimiter if you give more than
> On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 12:49 AM, Tim Hanson<tjhanson at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I am to the point in _Learning_Python_ where functions are introduced.
>> I decided to experiment by putting a function into a file and importing it
>> into Idle. Of course, Idle couldn't find it, so I executed the following
>> command in Bash:
>> export PYTHONPATH
>> env | grep PYTHONPATH
>> Idle still won't find it. I'm doing something wrong?
$ export PYTHONPATH=~/src/python/
works fine here. Where are you setting PYTHONPATH and from where do
you run idle? If you set it in a terminal window, but run idle from
a Desktop menu it won't work as exporting environment variables does
only affect sub-processes. You might want to set PYTHONPATH in your
~/.bash_profile and then re-login.
Also, how do you name your file? A Python module must end in .py
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