How do I find out my PYTHONPATH using Python? How do I find out my PYTHONPATH using Python? python python

How do I find out my PYTHONPATH using Python?


You would probably also want this:

import sysprint(sys.path)

Or as a one liner from the terminal:

python -c "import sys; print('\n'.join(sys.path))"

Caveat: If you have multiple versions of Python installed you should use a corresponding command python2 or python3.


sys.path might include items that aren't specifically in your PYTHONPATH environment variable. To query the variable directly, use:

import ostry:    user_paths = os.environ['PYTHONPATH'].split(os.pathsep)except KeyError:    user_paths = []


Can't seem to edit the other answer. Has a minor error in that it is Windows-only. The more generic solution is to use os.sep as below:

sys.path might include items that aren't specifically in your PYTHONPATH environment variable. To query the variable directly, use:

import osos.environ['PYTHONPATH'].split(os.pathsep)


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