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A command-line utility that creates projects from project templates, e.g. creating a Python package project from a Python package project template.

Project description

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A command-line utility that creates projects from project templates, e.g. creating a Python package project from a Python package project template.

Features

  • Simple command line usage:

    # Create project from the cookiecutter-pypackage/ template
    $ cookiecutter cookiecutter-pypackage/
    
    # Create project from the cookiecutter-pypackage.git repo template
    $ cookiecutter https://github.com/audreyr/cookiecutter-pypackage.git
    
  • Or use it from Python:

    from cookiecutter.main import cookiecutter
    
    # Create project from the cookiecutter-pypackage/ template
    cookiecutter('cookiecutter-pypackage/')
    
    # Create project from the cookiecutter-pypackage.git repo template
    cookiecutter('https://github.com/audreyr/cookiecutter-pypackage.git')
    
  • Works with any type of text file.

  • Directory names and filenames can be templated. For example:

    {{project.repo_name}}/{{project.repo_name}}/{{project.repo_name}}.py
    
  • Supports unlimited levels of directory nesting.

  • Simply define your template variables in a JSON file. For example:

    {
        "full_name": "Audrey Roy",
        "email": "audreyr@gmail.com",
        "project_name": "A Lot of Effort",
        "repo_name": "alotofeffort",
        "project_short_description": "Deploy static HTML sites to S3 with the simple 'alotofeffort' command.",
        "release_date": "2013-07-10",
        "year": "2013",
        "version": "0.1.1"
    }
    
  • All templating is done with Jinja2. Cookiecutter simply renders a directory of Jinja2 templates to files, including rendering the dir names and filenames.

Cookiecutter Project Templates

Here is a list of the Cookiecutter project templates that exist as of now:

Make your own, then submit a pull request adding yours to this list!

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  • python-packager: Creates Python packages from its own template, with configurable options.

History

0.5 (2013-07-28)

  • Friendlier, more simplified command line usage:

    # Create project from the cookiecutter-pypackage/ template
    $ cookiecutter cookiecutter-pypackage/
    
    # Create project from the cookiecutter-pypackage.git repo template
    $ cookiecutter https://github.com/audreyr/cookiecutter-pypackage.git
    
  • Can now use Cookiecutter from Python as a package:

    from cookiecutter.main import cookiecutter
    
    # Create project from the cookiecutter-pypackage/ template
    cookiecutter('cookiecutter-pypackage/')
    
    # Create project from the cookiecutter-pypackage.git repo template
    cookiecutter('https://github.com/audreyr/cookiecutter-pypackage.git')
    
  • Internal refactor to remove any code that changes the working directory.

0.4 (2013-07-22)

  • Only takes in one argument now: the input directory. The output directory is generated by rendering the name of the input directory.
  • Output directory cannot be the same as input directory.

0.3 (2013-07-17)

  • Takes in command line args for the input and output directories.

0.2.1 (2013-07-17)

  • Minor cleanup.

0.2 (2013-07-17)

Bumped to “Development Status :: 3 - Alpha”.

  • Works with any type of text file.
  • Directory names and filenames can be templated.

0.1.0 (2013-07-11)

  • First release on PyPI.

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