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Cookiecutter templates discovery and management.

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Cookiecutter templates discovery and management.


$ pip install cookiejar
$ cookiejar create <templatename> [options]

Will use cookiecutter to create a new package from the template.


All options can be specified on the command-line. Users can override everything by creating a config file at ~/.cookiejar/cookiejarrc.

Managing templates

You can list, search and download templates from a ‘templates index’.

The following commands are available:

$ cookiejar list [--index=<index>]
$ cookiejar search <text> [--index=<index>]
$ cookiejar add <package_name> [<url>] [--index=<index>]
$ cookiejar installed
$ cookiejar remove <package_name>

Creating new packages from a template

To create a new package:

$ cookiejar create <template_name> [options]

Available Commands


Lists all templates available on the index.



Optional. Specifies an alternative index to use.


Downloads the specified template to your ~/.cookiecutters/templates/ directory.



Required. The template you want to download.


Optional. If specified, downloads the template from there instead of using the index. Accepts pip-like URLs, as git+


Optional. Specifies an alternative index to use.


Lists templates that have already been downloaded.


Deletes the specified template from your ~/.cookiecutters/templates/ directory.



Required. The template you want to remove.


Creates a new package using the specified template.



Required. The template you to use.


Optional. Any options specified will be added to cookiecutter’s context when creating the package. Options are specified as --key=value.


  • add register and upload commands

  • use an actual REST API and server (requires $$ for the infrastructure)

  • put a pretty picture of a cookie jar in this readme.


This software should be considered Alpha.


This project is released under the MIT License.

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