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hooks into a change in PWD to automatically launch a Pipenv shell for your Pipenv project

note: this project was previously maintained by @kennethreitz


With Fisher

fisher install sentriz/fish-pipenv

With Fundle


fundle plugin "sentriz/fish-pipenv"

to your (create one if it doesn't exist), reload your shell and run:

fundle install

With Oh My Fish

omf install

Configuration options

Suitable for your ~/.config/fish/

# set if your term supports `pipenv shell --fancy`
set pipenv_fish_fancy yes

Potential Issues

Mac OS

After installing pipenv, running the $ pipenv command may yield the following error:
Install to use this package.

Reason for the error

The problem is that, the pipenv package rightly could not find the pipenv command. The situation with fish shell is that it executes scripts in the /Users/user/.config/fish/config.d folder before executing and the pipenv package creates a link in the config.d folder hence it is executed before

Now depending on how you installed pipenv or how soon your $PATH is loaded you could be faced with the above error.


  1. You could install pipenv with the command $ pip3 install pipenv. Pipenv will then be installed in /usr/local/bin. On some systems the folder /usr/local/bin is added to $PATH by the system which means that it will be available before fish goes fishing for scripts in /Users/user/.config/fish/config.d

  2. Or you could create a file say (or whatever you want to call it), and place it in /Users/user/.config/fish/config.d. In this file set the path to the folder where pipenv was installed. E.g if pipenv was installed via pipsi, then the command will be something like set -x PATH /Users/user/.local/bin $PATH

    If pipenv was installed via $ pip install pipenv, then note that pip (python2) now puts its executables in /usr/local/opt/python/libexec/bin.

    The 000 preface is to ensure that, that script will be executed first before the others in config.d. You don't have to prefix the file with 000 it is abitrary. Just give it a name that places it at the top of the pile.

  3. Or assuming you also have fish-pyenv you can add a universal variable to your fish_user_paths following mhugbin:

    set -U fish_user_paths ~/.pyenv/shims $fish_user_paths