newbie question about PYTHONPATH

Doug Epling wdepli at
Sat Feb 19 12:25:12 EST 2011

The best way I have found is to place that definition of your PYTHONPATH 
in your .bash_profile in your home directory and export it from there.



   This way your PYTHONPATH is picked up each time you log on.  You 
might have to restart IDLE for the changes you mention below to take effect.

On 2/15/2011 12:49 PM, Tim Hanson 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:
> PYTHONPATH=/home/foo/prog/learning_python
> env | grep PYTHONPATH
> ~$PYTHONPATH=/home/foo/prog/learning_python
> Idle still won't find it.  I'm doing something wrong?

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