When you install a pip package it might happen that you cannot find the executable for the package.
Let's take for example the Commit helper package
Run the following command to install it (or skip this step if you have a different package to find):
pip install git+https://gitlab.com/marius-rizac/commit-helper.git
What you need to do to find it, first you have to check if the package was installed and is available in your pip packages:
You should see
commit in the packages list.
Let's run the show command for the commit package to see where it was installed:
pip3 show commit
The output will be like this:
Name: commit Version: 0.1.1 Summary: Append ticket number in commit message Home-page: UNKNOWN Author: Author Name Author-email: email@example.com License: UNKNOWN Location: /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.7/lib/python3.7/site-packages Requires: Required-by:
Go to the location directory
When you run
ls -la command in this directory you should see the directory name of the package. In my case is:
... commit-0.1.1-py3.7.egg-info ...
Go inside your package directory
In this directory you'll have the following files:
PKG-INFO SOURCES.txt dependency_links.txt entry_points.txt installed-files.txt top_level.txt
If you check the content of the
installed-files.txt file, you'll see where the executable file was installed:
The output will be:
../../../../bin/commit ../../../../bin/commit.py PKG-INFO SOURCES.txt dependency_links.txt entry_points.txt top_level.txt
From the first line, copy the path, except the filename and go into that directory
This is the bin directory for the installed packages on pip3.
Now, you have to copy the current path and add it to your .bashrc file.
Run pwd command to get the current location:
And copy the directory and add it to your .bashrc file:
Open a new terminal and now your newly installed pip package will be available in your terminal
This was a good way to find the location if you don't know it. I would suggest to try the directory location from above first and if is not there, then follow the instructions to find it.