I'm running python3 on Xubuntu 16.04.

I installed sniffer (Python auto-testing tool) with

$ pip3 install sniffer

I also installed pyinotify with

$ pip3 install pyinotify

When I try to run

$ sniffer

I get

sniffer: command not found

What am I doing wrong?


It looks like your $PATH does not include $HOME/.local/bin. Use your favorite text editor to open ~/.profile and append the following to it:


Then, run this in the terminal:

source ~/.profile

Incidentally, as I have explained here, if you had created your user account recently, your $PATH would have included $HOME/.local/bin by default.

  • Nice, please consider accepting the answer so that people who have a similar problem would know this answer works. :) – edwinksl Aug 16 '16 at 13:41
  • I just had to wait 2 minutes to accept it. We were too fast for the site ;-). – Barbosabyte Aug 16 '16 at 13:43

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