Jaime Perez Jaime Perez - 1 year ago 73
Python Question

How to direct directory from file to another on Mac

So I am currently trying to install python3 into my Mac and whenever I type in

which python3

It gives me the response of


However, I want it to point to this directory below:


How do I make this happen? Please Help!!

Answer Source

When you install python with brew, it will actually create a symlink from /usr/loca/bin/... to /usr/loca/Cellar/.... You can check this for example by running this command:

$ ls -l /usr/local/bin/python3
lrwxr-xr-x  1 mfischer  admin  35  3 Aug 07:34 /usr/local/bin/python3 -> ../Cellar/python3/3.5.1/bin/python3

If this is not the case, simply recreate the link.

rm /usr/local/bin/python3
ln -s /usr/local/Cellar/python3/3.5.2_2/bin/python3 /usr/local/bin/python3
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