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Running python from my terminal currently uses the packaged Cygwin install;

$ which python

But I want it to point at;


in other words;


I could add an alias in my ~/.profile but this feels hacky to me, the latter python is on my path but the Cygwin bundled version overrides it.

I am actually using xrvt if it makes any difference.

Many thanks in advance!

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or use an alias. There's nothing hacky about that - it's what they're for.

One might be tempted to use update-alternatives or manually create a symlink, but doing so will break things that depend on a particular version of Python.

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