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python -m pip install and pip install

On 08Oct2019 02:49, Hongyi Zhao <hongyi.zhao at> wrote:
>On Tue, 08 Oct 2019 06:28:05 +0530, Pankaj Jangid wrote:
>> A very good use-case is when you have both, python2 and python3
>> installed.
>> python2 -m pip install mod
>> python3 -m pip install mod
>> will install the package in the corresponding PYTHONPATH.
>If so, why not just:
>pip2 install mod
>and using:
>pip3 install mod

Because of the slight disconnect between "pip2" and "python2", etc. Do 
you _know_ they both use the same Python install? With "pythonX -m pip" 
you're using the same python executable which will be accessing what you 
just installed.

It isn't a deal breaker, but preferred: one less moving part.

Cameron Simpson <cs at>