How to leave/exit/deactivate a Python virtualenv
To leave a Python virtual environment, you can use the
deactivate command. This will return you to the system's default Python environment.
You can also use the
exit command to leave the virtual environment, but this will terminate the terminal session.
Alternatively, you can simply close the terminal window to leave the virtual environment.
If you want to reactivate the virtual environment at a later time, you can use the
activate script that is located in the
bin directory of the virtual environment.
$ source bin/activate
This will activate the virtual environment, and you will see the name of the virtual environment in the command prompt. To confirm that you are in a virtual environment, you can check the value of the
VIRTUAL_ENV environment variable.
$ echo $VIRTUAL_ENV
VIRTUAL_ENV variable is set, then you are in a virtual environment.