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Command Line Accounting & Invoice Tool

Project description

A tool to generate nicely formatted and LaTeX generated invoices.

How to install?

just run:

python3 install

How to develop?

pip3 install zc.buildout

you’ll find the tool in:


External dependency

you need to make sure you have installed the texlive suite, along with the pdflatex tool. No special LaTeX library is needed.

How to use?

create a directory such as paperwork, within it create two files:


that will contain the name of the template (format key) the path to the pdflatex tool, and in source all the custom information for your billing.

format: french
    name: Ford Prefect
        - Hyperspace bypass
        - Earth
    telephone: +44 777 7777 7777
    siren: 111 222 333
    ape: 9602A
            - 00001
            - 00002
            - 00000000001
            - 42
        iban: FR42 0000 1000 0200 0000 0000 142
        bics: FOOBARFUBAR
    pdflatex: /usr/local/texlive/2014/bin/universal-darwin/pdflatex


that will contain a list of !invoice objects. The iid will be the unique reference of the invoice. Then all the elements are as defined by the template.

- !invoice
  iid: 201410-001
  date: 2014-10-02
  kind: paid
  customer: !customer
    address: [Alpha du centaure]
    name: Zaphod Beeblebrox
  subject: Voyage en dauphin
  desc: "Pr\xE9paration et embarquation sur un dauphin \xE0 travers les mers"
  place: Babylon
  - !product
    descr: Soutien psychologique du dauphin
    price: 430
    qty: 1
  - !offer
    descr: Discount because I'm nice
    price: 20
    qty: 1

How to run?

To generate all your invoices, in the paperwork directory:

clait -d paperwork generate

If you want your tax calculation:

clait -d paperwork results quarterly
clait -d paperwork results yearly

And finally, to launch the webapp, use

clait -d paperwork api

If you’ve made a change to an invoice and need to regenerate, just remove the pdf file!

How will it look like?

here’s a shot of one of the example invoices:




This code is licensed under the GPLv3.

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