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Build a system instant-like.

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Basil follows best practice to create a new python project in the current directory from a given template. Basil also supports removing projects and performing additional actions that are specific to templates.

Basil is intended to set up python projects for many different frameworks (via its template system), and to work on many different platforms and distributions.

Currently, Basil has only been tested on Ubuntu 13.10.


  • Installs required packages and pip packages.

  • Creates a new virtualenv with virtualenvwrapper, and installs pip packages in it.

  • Creates a project directory.

  • Sets up virtualenv environment variables.

  • Creates a git repo for source control.

  • Handles destroying projects.

  • Allows templates to provide additional actions to be performed on projects.


See: ‘basil -h’

Thanks also to

Grant Paton-Simpson for help with design and architecture.


Basil: Build A System Instant-Like Copyright (C) 2014 Catalyst IT Ltd

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Affero General Public License along with this program. If not, see <>.

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