[clug] How to find Python's include file directory

Jeremy Kerr jk at ozlabs.org
Mon Sep 27 21:39:14 MDT 2010

Hi Carlo,

> Is there a sane and reliable way to get the location of that include
> directory for the default Python installation on a Linux system? I
> could use "python --version" to get the version and then guess that
> /usr/include/python2.x is the right directory, but that would break if
> someone did their own custom installation to /usr/local or /opt.

Looks like:

 python-config --includes

will do what you need.



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