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Yannick Gingras committed ec9c308

corrected the instructions for activating the virtualenv on Posix systems

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source/virtualenv.txt

 default PATH, so we can just type ``pip`` instead of
 ``pip_test_env/bin/pip``::
 
-    $ pip_test_env/bin/activate
+    $ . pip_test_env/bin/activate
+
+.. Note:: 
+   The leading dot is important.  Without it, a subshell is spawned
+   and only that subshell gets the virtualenv activated.  The leading
+   dot tells the shell to run the `activate` script in the current
+   shell.
 
 On Windows, this is::