How to symlink python in Homebrew?

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How to symlink python in Homebrew?

For some reason it’s no symlinking when I run `brew link python.’ I’m getting the following error and I do what it tells me to do but it’s not working. I have tried doing what it tells me to do but maybe I’m not putting the formula_name right. Also, when I do ‘which python’ it doesn’t point to the Homebrew python and I need help fixing that as well.

    Linking /usr/local/Cellar/python/2.7.3...Warning: Could not link python. 
    Unlinking....

   Error: Could not symlink file: /usr/local/Cellar/python/2.7.3/bin/smtpd.py
   Target /usr/local/bin/smtpd2.py already exists. You may need to delete it.
   To force the link and delete this file, do:
      brew link --overwrite formula_name
Asked By: Jennifer

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Answer #1:

Did you try brew link --overwrite python?

Answered By: Jennifer

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