Asked • 06/26/19

How can I change the default Python version on Snow Leopard?

I recently upgraded my Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard install to 10.6 Snow Leopard, and with that came an upgraded version of Python, 2.6.1 (instead if 2.5.1). Now when I type `python` in the Terminal i still get Python 2.5.1 (r251:54869, Apr 18 2007, 22:08:04) [GCC 4.0.1 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 5367)] on darwin Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information. >>>I looked in `/usr/bin/` and found that to get Python 2.6 I have to type `python2.6`.The question is: *How do I make the `python` command map to Python 2.6?*

1 Expert Answer


Keith B. answered • 07/05/19

4.6 (22)

Software Engineer and Math Geek

Still looking for help? Get the right answer, fast.

Ask a question for free

Get a free answer to a quick problem.
Most questions answered within 4 hours.


Find an Online Tutor Now

Choose an expert and meet online. No packages or subscriptions, pay only for the time you need.