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Python Virtualenv

Stheven Cabral
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Stheven Cabral
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What does the -m stand for?

I’ve seen -m and -p used alot in these coding tutorials and on youtube but no one explains what they really mean. Could someone explain what they mean or provide me with documentation explaining all the different types? I can’t seem to find them online.


2 Answers

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
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As mentioned in the docs:

-m <module-name>

Search sys.path for the named module and execute its contents as the __main__ module

I didn’t see a reference to -p. Do you have a usage case?

There is a -p that is used in virtualenv to set the python version.

Post back if you need more help. Good luck!!!

Try entering

python --help

at the command line