What is happening under the hood when we type :w !python3 in VIM. Does it invoke the system-wide python3 or the one present in the virtual environment?

My script:

import sys

This appends the ./extnsn/ directory to the sys.path variable. However, I am prompted with module extnsn not found error.

The error is the same when executing the script with python-mode enabled.

Having tough time importing a module from another directory. Any help is much appreciated.

  • Does your question contain a typo: ...system-wide python3 or the one present.... Your question is basically incomplete: someone else cannot reproduce your error module extnsn not found with the given script. It misses the line import extnsn and you could add an empty python module extnsn to easily setup a project to reproduce your problem. Also you indicate that you use a virtual environment: however, you missed to describe this and how the situation on the command line is. Tools which help to describe your project layout and env. are $ tree and $ env showing relevant output. – Hotschke Aug 23 '18 at 9:05
  • Typo corrected @Hotschke. The problem was, the parent directory from which I was executing the script. After setting the correct parent directory with NERDTree the issue vanished. – Bussller Sep 2 '18 at 15:24

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