Have you ever wondered how to check the install path of python and it’s version ? If you have then this post is for you. It is very easy to check the version and install location of python on linux as well as on windows. First I will show the method of checking this on linux and then on windows.
1. On linux just type these two commands in the terminal:
# for python install path root@bt:/$ which python /usr/bin/python # for python version; root@bt:/usr/bin$ python -V Python 2.7.5
2. On windows type this commands in the command prompt for python version:
And type these commands in the python shell for python install path
>>> import os >>> import sys >>> os.path.dirname(sys.executable) 'C:\\Python27'
This comes in handy when you need to know the version and path of python real quick. I hope you liked today’s post. Stay tuned for the next one. Do share your views in the comments below.