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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
from cake.lib import task, path

@task("header information")
def test(value='test'):
    """ task description """
    print('current dir: %s' % path.current)
    print('project dir: %s' % path.root)
    print('running with value %s' % value)
$ cake
(in /home/alex/work/cake/examples)
cake test                                  # task description
$ cake test example
(in /home/alex/work/cake/examples)
** test: header information
current dir: /home/alex/work/cake/examples
project dir: /home/alex/work/cake/examples
running with value example


pip install cake

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