alphanumeric alphanumeric - 2 months ago 11
Python Question

How to set PYTHONPATH to multiple folders

In

~/.bash_profile
file (OS X) I've set PYTHONPATH to point to two folders:

export PYTHONPATH=/Applications/python/common:$PYTHONPATH
export PYTHONPATH=/Applications/sitecustomize:$PYTHONPATH


Even while
sitecustomize
folder is set on a second line (after
/common
)
the first path is ignored and I am not able to import any module from the path defined in a first line. What needs to be revised in above syntax to make both folders PYTHONPATHish to Python?

Answer

Append your paths so there is only one PYTHONPATH.

PYTHONPATH="/Applications/python/common:/Applications/sitecustomize:$PYTHONPATH"
export PYTHONPATH

Then source ~/.bash_profile

OR import them into your Python script (this would only work for the script added to):

import sys
sys.path.append("/Applications/python/common")
sys.path.append("/Applications/sitecustomize")