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The "deactivate" command is a command line tool used primarily in virtual environments to deactivate an active Python virtual environment. When a virtual environment is activated, it modifies the environment variables, such as "PATH", to prioritize the packages and dependencies installed in the virtual environment over the system-wide installed packages. By running the "deactivate" command, the virtual environment is deactivated, and the system environment variables are restored to their original state. This tool is commonly used when you want to switch to a different virtual environment or return to the system's global Python installation. The "deactivate" command is platform-independent and can be used on Windows, macOS, and Linux. To run the "deactivate" command, you simply need to type "deactivate" in the command line interface and press enter. It is important to note that the "deactivate" command only deactivates the virtual environment for the current session, and the virtual environment itself remains intact on disk. When the virtual environment is deactivated, you can no longer access the packages specific to that environment, and the system will fallback to the globally installed packages. The "deactivate" command is a useful tool for managing virtual environments, allowing developers to easily switch between different environments without overlapping dependencies. Overall, the "deactivate" command simplifies the management of Python virtual environments by providing a straightforward way to deactivate and return to the system environment.

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