How to set python-pip3 as default on Ubuntu 16.04

PIP is a tool that manages Python packages that you will be using for your projects. In this article, we will cover setting PIP3 as default on your machine local or virtual. 


First, make sure that the correct you need is installed on your machine 

sudo pip --version


You should see something like

pip 9.0.1 from /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages (python 3.6)


If you don’t have pip installed, install it using the following command

sudo apt install python3-pip


Next, edit ~/.bash_aliases

echo "alias pip=pip3" >> ~/.bash_aliases


Finally, source or reload ~/.bash_aliases 

source ~/.bash_aliases

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