which command to find the location of a program on the system. This is particularly useful when you are trying to figure out which version of Python is currently set in the environment.
Find Program’s Location
Just to prove that this is true, we can change directory,
cd, to that location and find the file itself.
Go To Program’s Location
List Contents Of Directory
python* selection means we are only listing files starting with
ls -l python*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 chris chris 9 Oct 11 2017 python -> python3.6 lrwxrwxrwx 1 chris chris 9 Oct 11 2017 python3 -> python3.6 -rwxrwxr-x 1 chris chris 3747848 Oct 11 2017 python3.6 lrwxrwxrwx 1 chris chris 17 Oct 11 2017 python3.6-config -> python3.6m-config lrwxrwxrwx 1 chris chris 9 Oct 11 2017 python3.6m -> python3.6 -rwxrwxr-x 1 chris chris 3249 Oct 11 2017 python3.6m-config lrwxrwxrwx 1 chris chris 17 Oct 11 2017 python3-config -> python3.6m-config
And there it is! Both
python3 are symbolic links to