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How to activate virtualenv in Fish

📅 2016-Jan-13 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 📚 Archive

Problem

The typical method to activate a virtualenv is:

$ source your_env_name/bin/activate

This fails in Fish shell:

source: Error while reading file “your_env_name/bin/activate”

Solution

Thankfully, virtualenv ships with an activation script for Fish. Use that instead:

$ source your_env_name/bin/activate.fish

Tried with: Ubuntu 14.04