When you install a package via
pip install --user ..., any executables get
placed in a special directory specifically for the intended user. Unfortunately,
this location is most likely not included in your user's PATH variable. So for
example if you did
pip3 install --user hatch and then tried to learn more
about your new tool by doing
hatch --help, it would fail to be located.
pybin solves this problem by providing a small CLI, and corresponding API, to locate your Python's user bin and optionally update the user PATH. It supports all major operating systems and does not require elevated privileges!
Fear not, this only modifies the user PATH; the system PATH is never touched nor even looked at!
pybin is distributed on PyPI as a universal wheel and is available on Linux/macOS and Windows and supports Python 2.6-2.7/3.3+ and PyPy.
$ pip install pybin
You may need
sudo. Do NOT use
$ pybin -h Usage: pybin [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]... Shows the location of the bin directory and whether or not it is in the user PATH. Options: -p, --pypath TEXT An absolute path to a Python executable. --version Show the version and exit. -h, --help Show this message and exit. Commands: put Updates the user PATH
$ pybin put -h Usage: pybin put [OPTIONS] Updates the user PATH. The shell must be restarted for the update to take effect. Options: -p, --pypath TEXT An absolute path to a Python executable. -f, --force Update PATH even if it appears to be correct. -h, --help Show this message and exit.
>>> from pybin import in_path, locate, put_in_path >>> in_path() False >>> locate() 'C:\\Users\\Ofek\\AppData\\Roaming\\Python\\Python36\\Scripts' >>> success = put_in_path()
Use the location pybin shows in concert with this very comprehensive document Java provides: https://www.java.com/en/download/help/path.xml
pybin is distributed under the terms of both
at your option.