Python 2.7 is a version of the Python programming language released in 2010. Use this tag for questions about using Python 2.7 in Ubuntu.

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Make default `python` command to use Python 3

I can access Python 3 via python3 command. But I want to make the default interpreter to use python command for Python 3. Simple typing python takes me to Python 2. How to upgrade?
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Problem installing Python-Dev

I am having trouble installing python-dev. It all started when I tried to install another Python package and got the error: SystemError: Cannot compile 'Python.h'. Perhaps you need to install ...
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How can I remove python 2.7 after installing python 3.3?

I have successfully installed python 3.3 on Ubuntu 12.10. Since I don’t need multiple versions of python, I want to remove the existing python 2.7. When I try to do that, using sudo apt-get remove ...
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need to have 2 versions of python?

Well, as I say, I need to have 2 versions of python installed on my PC. The first must be the latest one in order to use youtube-dl, and the second must be the 2.7 version to use it for a course ( ...
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Changing Python default in 12.04 LTS

I have downloaded and installed python 3.2.3 for Ubuntu/Debian. Also IDLE IDE for 3.2.3. If I execute IDLE for 3.2.3 explicitely, 3.2.3 runs under IDLE and all is well. But if I go to a terminal ...
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Install uwsgi 1.2.5 via pip

Welcome, Currently I'm trying to install latest uwsgi on my VPS (Ubuntu 11.10) based on instruction from the site http://projects.unbit.it/uwsgi/wiki/Quickstart pip install uwsgi During ...
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I run `sudo apt-get remove python2.7`, can I restore my Ubuntu now?

I wanted to remove and reinstall python2.7 interpreter on 12.04 But when I did sudo apt-get remove python2.7, The crazy terminal started to remove everything!!! Any idea how I can restore whatever ...
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Tkinter on Ubuntu 14.04 seems not to work

I receive following Traceback: Traceback (most recent call last): File "tkinter_basic_frame.py", line 4, in <module> from Tkinter import Tk, Frame, BOTH File ...
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Taking screenshot using python

The below code work perfectly when I run it as a console application import gtk.gdk import time w = gtk.gdk.get_default_root_window() sz = w.get_size() print "The size of the window is %d x %d" % ...
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Eclipse not showing Pydev in Preferences

After installing Eclipse and python I am not able to see Pydev on eclipse. When I try to install eclipse again it is showing as duplicate location.
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How to install Pythonika on Ubuntu?

I tried to install Pythonika on my Ubuntu 14.04 (64) with python 2.7.6. I follow Salem's answer, but there is some errors. The Makefile.linux # Set the paths according to your MathLink Developer Kit ...
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Python-Speechd?

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10, am fooling around with some Python code. In earlier releases, I used to be able to do: import speechd And now I get that the module does not exist. It also tells ...
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Copying multiple specific files from one folder to another

I have a large folder of pictures (thousands), and I have a long list of files, by exact file name, that I need to copy to another folder. I want to know if there is a way I can select several ...
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No module named setuptools/ setuptools is already the newest version

So I am trying to get python suds on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS machine, and when I put in sudo apt-get install python-setuptools I get the traceback ImportError: No module named setuptools So I put ...