I installed Python following the directions in the accepted answer to "How do I install python 2.7.2 on Ubuntu?". Doing this involved "wget"ing a Python-2.7.9.tgz file in my ~/Downloads/ directory, unzipping it, navigating to the extracted directory, and running the configure and make commands.
I'm now left with a Python-2.7.9 folder in my ~/Downloads/ directory. If I execute the command
I get the result
python: /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/python2.7 /etc/python /etc/python2.7 /usr/lib/python2.7 /usr/bin/X11/python /usr/bin/X11/python2.7 /usr/local/bin/python /usr/local/bin/python2.7 /usr/local/bin/python2.7-config /usr/local/lib/python2.7 /usr/include/python2.7 /usr/share/python /usr/share/man/man1/python.1.gz
which does not seem to include the ~/Downloads/Python-2.7.9 directory.
Does this mean that I can delete ~/Downloads/Python-2.7.9 without losing any functionality? If not, is there a better place to put that directory than in the Downloads folder?