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Minimalistic Python build tool inspired by Rake

Project description

It uses a simple python script (Cakefile) located in the project root to define its tasks. Cake can be run and can run tasks from anywhere within the project.


  • Task descriptions
  • Task arguments
  • Colored output


List all tasks


Execute task

cake [name] [args]


$ cat Cakefile
import subprocess as sbp

from cake.lib import task, path, puts

@task("description override")
def test():
    """ task description """
    print('current dir: %s' % path.current)
    print('project dir: %s' % path.root)

def shell(value):
    """ execute a custom shell command """
    puts('{magenta}>>{yellow} %s' % value), shell=True)
$ cake
(in /home/alex/work/cake/examples)
cake shell                                 # execute a custom shell command
cake test                                  # description override
$ cake shell "date"
(in /home/alex/work/cake/examples)
>> date
Thu Jul 21 20:15:37 EEST 2011


pip install cake

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