virtualenvwrapper is a set of extensions to Ian Bicking's `virtualenv
<http://pypi.python.org/pypi/virtualenv>`_ tool. The extensions include
wrappers for creating and deleting virtual environments and otherwise
managing your development workflow, making it easier to work on more
than one project at a time without introducing conflicts in their
1. Organizes all of your virtual environments in one place.
2. Wrappers for creating and deleting environments, including
3. Use a single command to switch between environments.
4. Tab completion for commands that take a virtual environment as
Rich Leland has created a short `screencast
showing off the features of virtualenvwrapper.
1. Create a directory to hold all of the virtual environments. The default for bash is
``$HOME/.virtualenvs``; for windows powershell it is ``%HOME%/virtualenv``
2. USING BASH::
Add two lines to your .bashrc to set the location where the virtual environments should
live and the location of the script installed with this package::
Run: ``source ~/.bashrc``
2. USING POWERSHELL::
If you haven't already, set the execution policy to allow local unsigned scripts::
set-executionpolicy RemoteSigned (or) set-executionpolicy Unrestricted
Find (or make) your powershell startup profile.ps1 in one of the allowed places::
%windir%\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\profile.ps1 (all users, all shells)
%windir%\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\ Microsoft.PowerShell_profile.ps1 (all users, powershell)
Put the virtualenvwrapperwin.ps1 and activate.ps1 scripts somewhere. I put mine in
Add a line to source the virtualenvwrapperwin.ps1 script. For example, if you have
yours in C:\Apps\Powershell::
Start up a new powershell.
3. Run: ``workon``
4. A list of environments, empty, is printed.
5. Run: ``mkvirtualenv temp``
5. A new environment, ``temp`` is created and activated.
6. Run: ``workon``
7. This time, the ``temp`` environment is included.
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