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       python-config - output build options for python C/C++ extensions or embedding


       python-config  [  --prefix  ]  [  --exec-prefix ] [ --includes ] [ --libs ] [ --cflags ] [
       --ldflags ] [ --extension-suffix ] [ --configdir ] [ --help ]


       python-config helps compiling and linking programs, which embed the Python interpreter, or
       extension modules that can be loaded dynamically (at run time) into the interpreter.


              print the C compiler flags.

              print the flags that should be passed to the linker.

              similar to --cflags but only with -I options (path to python header files).

       --libs similar to --ldflags but only with -l options (used libraries).

              prints the prefix (base directory) under which python can be found.

              print the prefix used for executable program directories (such as bin, sbin, etc).

              print  suffix  used  for  extension  modules  (including  the _d modified for debug

              prints the path to the configuration directory under which the Makefile,  etc.  can
              be found).

       --help print the usage message.


       To build the singe-file c program prog against the python library, use

              gcc $(python-config --cflags --ldflags) progr.cpp -o progr.cpp

       The same in a makefile:

              CFLAGS+=$(shell python-config --cflags)
              LDFLAGS+=$(shell python-config --ldflags)
              all: progr

       To build a dynamically loadable python module, use

              gcc $(python-config --cflags --ldflags) -shared -fPIC progr.cpp -o


       python (1)


       This  manual page was written by Johann Felix Soden <> for the Debian project
       (and may be used by others).

                                        November 27, 2011                        PYTHON-CONFIG(1)