[Solved] Conda command not found

I’ve installed Miniconda and have added the environment variable export PATH="/home/username/miniconda3/bin:$PATH" to my .bachrc and .bash_profile but still can’t run any conda commands in my terminal.

Am I missing another setup? I’m using zsh by the way.

Enquirer: olivrg


Solution #1:

If you’re using zsh and it has not been set up to read .bashrc, you need to add the Miniconda directory to the zsh shell PATH environment variable. Add this to your .zshrc:

export PATH="/home/username/miniconda/bin:$PATH"

Make sure to replace /home/username/miniconda with your actual path.

Save, exit the terminal and then reopen the terminal. conda command should work.

Respondent: olivrg

Solution #2:

If you have the PATH in your .bashrc file and are still getting

conda: command not found

Your terminal might not be looking for the bash file.
bash in the terminal to insure you are in bash and then try:
conda --version

Respondent: Kenan

Solution #3:

For those experiencing issues after upgrading to MacOS Catalina.

Short version:

# 1a) Use tool: conda-prefix-replacement - 
# Restores: Desktop -> Relocated Items -> Security -> anaconda3
curl -L -o cpr && chmod +x cpr
./cpr rehome ~/anaconda3
# or if fails
#./cpr rehome ~/anaconda3 --old-prefix /Anaconda3
source ~/anaconda3/bin/activate

# 1b) Alternatively - reintall anaconda - 
# brew cask install anaconda

# 2) conda init
conda init zsh
# or
# conda init    

Further reading – Anaconda blog post and Github discussion.

Respondent: xgMz

Solution #4:

Maybe you need to execute “source ~/.bashrc”

Respondent: dew

Solution #5:

Sometimes, if you don’t restart your terminal after you have installed anaconda also, it gives this error.

Close your terminal window and restart it.

It worked for me now!

Respondent: Sanreet

Solution #6:

Maybe you should type add this to your .bashrc or .zshrc

export PATH="/anaconda3/bin":$PATH

It worked for me.

Respondent: Seth

Solution #7:

Execute the following command after installing and adding to the path

source ~/.bashrc

where source is a bash shell built-in command that executes the content of the file passed as argument, in the current shell.

It runs during boot up automatically.

Respondent: Gursewak Singh

Solution #8:

I had the same issue. I just closed and reopened the terminal, and it worked. That was because I installed anaconda with the terminal open.

Respondent: Golddy

Solution #9:

I faced this issue on my mac after updating conda. Solution was to run conda mini installer on top of existing conda setup.

$ curl -o ~/
$ bash ~/ -bfp ~/miniconda3

On linux, you can use:

$ curl -o ~/
$ bash ~/ -bfp ~/miniconda3

For other versions, you can go to

For details check:

Respondent: Jeevan

Solution #10:

To initialize your shell run the below code

source ~/anaconda3/etc/profile.d/
conda activate Your_env

It’s Worked for me, I got the solution from the below link[“CommandNotFoundError: Your shell has not been properly configured to use ‘conda activate’.][1]examples/shell/CommandNotFoundError%3A+Your+shell+has+not+been+properly+configured+to+use+%27conda+activate%27.+To+initialize+your+shell%2C+run

Respondent: thrinadhn

Solution #11:

Make sure that you are installing the Anaconda binary that is compatible with your kernel.
I was in the same situation.Turned out I have an x64_86 CPU and was trying to install a 64 bit Power 8 installer.You can find out the same for your CPU by using the following command.It gives you a basic information about a computer’s software and hardware.-

$ uname -a

The page in the link above, displays 2 different types of 64-Bit installers –

  • 64-Bit (x86) installer and
  • 64-Bit (Power 8) installer.
Respondent: Taani

Solution #12:

For Conda > 4.4 follow this:

$ echo ". /home/ubuntu/miniconda2/etc/profile.d/" >> ~/.bashrc

then you need to reload user bash so you need to log out:


and then log again.

Respondent: jobima

Solution #13:

export PATH=”~/anaconda3/bin”:$PATH

Respondent: ChrisGClark

Solution #14:

MacOSX: cd /Users/USER_NAME/anaconda3/bin && ./activate

Respondent: Ryan Cocuzzo

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