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The Python Launcher for Unix


Launch your Python interpreter the lazy/smart way!

This project is an implementation of the py command for Unix-based platforms (with some potential experimentation for good measure 😉).


Typical usage would be:

py -m venv .venv
py ...  # Normal `python` usage.

This creates a virtual environment in a .venv directory using the latest version of Python installed. Subsequent uses of py will then use that virtual environment as long as it is in the current (or higher) directory; no environment activation required (although the Python Launcher supports activated environments as well)!