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Open Pipenv terminal with pipenv shell #2855

iddan opened this Issue Oct 11, 2018 · 3 comments


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iddan commented Oct 11, 2018

Environment data

  • VS Code version: 1.28.0
  • Extension version (available under the Extensions sidebar): 2018.9.0
  • OS and version: macOS Mojave 10.14
  • Python version (& distribution if applicable, e.g. Anaconda): 3.6.5
  • Type of virtual environment used (N/A | venv | virtualenv | conda | ...): pipenv

Actual behavior

When pipenv venv detected terminal is opened by:

source $VENV_LOCATION/bin/activate

Expected behavior

Terminal to open with:

pipenv shell


Because that way .env would be loaded automatically and activating shell would be encapsulated


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wcass77 commented Oct 11, 2018

Is it possible to turn off automatic activation of the virtual environment, or at least get a new shell where it isn't active? For whatever reason this feature wasn't working for me until today (not sure why), but now it is and I would like to turn it off. I sometimes run other things from the terminal in vscode, and I usually use pipenv run with custom aliases in the Pipfile to run things anyway.

Alternatively, the shell could launch a regular shell session and then issue the command pipenv shell as suggested above. That way ctrl-d would exit the virtual environment and drop you into a regular shell. Currently ctrl-d closes the shell completely.

I'm running 1.28.0 and 2018.9.0 of the plugin. I'm running the dev version of pipenv (installed from the master branch on github 2 days ago), as there are bugs in the currently released version. I'm running python 3.7 installed via pyenv.


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DonJayamanne commented Oct 11, 2018

To disable activation of the terminal, please update your settings as follows:
"python.terminal.activateEnvironment": false

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@DonJayamanne DonJayamanne changed the title Feature Request: Open Pipenv terminal with pipenv shell Open Pipenv terminal with pipenv shell Jan 8, 2019


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DonJayamanne commented Jan 23, 2019


  • Open a folder in a terminal and create a pip env
  • Next open VSC and open a completely different folder
  • VSC will not identify the above pipenv as a virtual env


  • Extension has discovered all interpreters and above pipenv is not detected as a pipenv (unfortunately its treated as a virtual env, pipenv doesn't provide an api to get around this).
  • Now above env is treated as virtual env
  • Next when we open the folder which has the pipenv mapped to it, the pipenv will not get activated correctly.

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Fixes for pipenv activation #4105

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