remove virtual environment created with venv in python3

Yes, delete the directory. it's where executables for the venv and modules and libraries and entire other stuff for venvs is kept.

In your venv project folder created using python3 -m venv . or whatever, run this to remove the venv files:

rm -r bin include lib lib64 pyvenv.cfg share

If you're still in the venv by using source bin/activate, run deactivate first.

However, according to this page, one should always use python3 -m venv .venv so the venv files are neatly contained in a single .venv folder in your project root. That way the Visual Studio Code Python extension can find/use it as well.

You should deactivate your environment first. Not sure if not deactivating will cause any problem, but that's the right way to do it. Once you deactivate, you can simply delete the virtual environment directory.

To deactivate, simple execute the 'deactivate' bash command anywhere inside your virtual environment tree.

To delete a environment in WINDOWS. Make sure you are in activated environment:

$ deactivate

This will deactivate your current environment. Now you can go to the directory where your folder or folder is present. Delete it manually. DONE!

To create a new environment , Simply from bash:

$ python3 -m venv venv

To activate it:

$ source venv/bin/activate