python command not found on linux

I have a problem while running python on linux, I have python3 already installed.

When type python3 on the terminal i got:

python 3.9.0

When I run any program I made with for example python I got this error

bash: python: command not found

And this happen to every python program I try to install on my machine.


  • Place the below line in ~/.bashrc file:

    alias python=python3

    After inserting run the below command:

    source ~/.bashrc

    .bashrc is the configuration file for bash, a linux shell/command interpreter. An alias is a substitute for a (complete) command. It can be thought of as a shortcut. By adding the above line, an alias is created for python3 in the name of python. Now the programs using python instead of python3 should work fine without any error.