Need Help w. PIP!

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Fri Sep 4 05:27:47 CEST 2015

On 04/09/2015 04:08, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 1:04 PM, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at> wrote:
>> On 04/09/2015 02:55, Chris Angelico wrote:
>>> On Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 11:04 AM, Steve Burrus <steveburrus28 at>
>>> wrote:
>>>> I have tried the 'python' command over amnd over again in my
>>>> command prompt and the 'python" command a little less. I
>>>> swear I have set ALL of the env. variables correctly! My OS is Windows 10
>>>> Beta Preview Build 10074.
>>> What happens if you type "python -m pip" ? Or "python3 -m pip"? Does
>>> that invoke pip?
>>> ChrisA
>> "python3 xyz" won't go on Windows.  There are now three pip executables in
>> the "Scripts" subfolder under the Python3.4 installation, pip.exe, pip3.exe
>> and pip3.4.exe.
> Not sure what you mean by "won't go", but I was just curious about
> whether there was some pathing issue that meant that the Scripts
> subfolder wasn't accessible, yet the main Python binary might have
> been.
> ChrisA

python3 just doesn't exist on Windows, it's always python.exe or 
pythonw.exe.  Not that I'd recommend using them in this day and age, 
py.exe or pyw.exe and specify your version via the command line or a 
shebang line in your script is certainly my preferred way of doing things.

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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