Configuring Python Environment With Virtualenvwrapper

Ugochukwu Mazi
Jun 7, 2018 · 3 min read
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A comfortable wrapper around python virtualenv.
  1. Wrappers for creating, copying and deleting your virtual environments.
  2. Wrappers for navigating to and configuring projects for virtual environments.
cd ~
mkdir .virtualenvs
pip install virtualenv
which virtualenv
pip install virtualenvwrapper
vim .bash_profile
# Press shift+I to add the next two lines to your .bash_profile
export WORKON_HOME=~/.virtualenvs
source /usr/local/bin/virtualenvwrapper.sh
mkvirtualenv createdenv
mkvirtualenv -a $(pwd) createdenv
mkvirtualenv -a $(pwd) python=python3 createdenv
setvirtualenvproject ~/.virtualenvs/your-venv/ ~/path/to/project/rootdirectory
workon createdenv
workon
rmvirtualenv createdenv
cpvirtualenv createdenv copiedenv

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