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Md Shahriyar Al Mustakim Mitul
Md Shahriyar Al Mustakim Mitul

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/bin/sh: 1: python: not found in VS Code [Solved]

/bin/sh: 1: python: not found occurs when you have python3 installed . For example, you can check your python version:

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You can see something like this. Now check if you have python3 installed or not.

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It works . If it does not work for you, then install python3 in the latest version.

Follow these steps to install python3:

Step 1: Update and Refresh Repository Lists

sudo apt update
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Step 2: Install Supporting Software

sudo apt install software-properties-common
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Step 3: Add Deadsnakes PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deadsnakes/ppa
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The system will prompt you to press enter to continue. Do so, and allow it to finish. Refresh the package lists again:

sudo apt update
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Step 4: Install Python 3
Go to this page and look for the latest version of python3 : https://www.python.org/downloads/

sudo apt install python3.10.4
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python3.10.4 was the latest version when I was creating the blog.

Now, check the version

python3 --version
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You can read this blog for more ways to install python into Ubuntu.

Now we have python3 installed .
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Still python does not work.
Let's tell our system that python3 is python.

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Now it works perfectly.

Now, go to your VS Code and the problem will be solved.

Discussion (2)

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Hamzah nDev

Now it works perfectly !
😊

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StormyTalent

Perfect!