Virtualenv Command Not Found Virtualenv Command Not Found python python

Virtualenv Command Not Found


If you installed it with

pip install virtualenv

You need to run

sudo /usr/bin/easy_install virtualenv

which puts it in /usr/local/bin/.

The above directory by default should be in your PATH; otherwise, edit your .zshrc (or .bashrc) accordingly.


I faced the same issue and this is how I solved it:

  1. The issue occurred to me because I installed virtualenv via pip as a regular user (not root). pip installed the packages into the directory ~/.local/lib/pythonX.X/site-packages
  2. When I ran pip as root or with admin privileges (sudo), it installed packages in /usr/lib/pythonX.X/dist-packages. This path might be different for you.
  3. virtualenv command gets recognized only in the second scenario
  4. So, to solve the issue, do pip uninstall virtualenv and then reinstall it with sudo pip install virtualenv (or install as root)


The simplest answer. Just:

pip uninstall virtualenv

and then:

pip install virtualenv

Or you maybe installed virtualenv with sudo, in that case:

pip install --user virtualenv


matomo