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A reusable Django app that allows to list commands and lauch them with one click

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A reusable Django app that allows to list commands and lauch them with one click.


To get the latest stable release from PyPi

pip install django-command-interface

To get the latest commit from GitHub

pip install -e git+git://

TODO: Describe further installation steps (edit / remove the examples below):

Add command_interface to your INSTALLED_APPS


Add the command_interface URLs to your

urlpatterns = patterns('',
    url(r'^command-interface/', include('command_interface.urls')),

This app uses the Django messages framework, so you need to add django.contrib.messages.middleware.MessageMiddleware to your MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES setting.

You HAVE to have DJANGO_PROJECT_ROOT in your settings pointing towards the directory of your file.


Just visit the command interface main panel at view name command_interface_main and see listed all the commands, that you can execute just by clicking “Run command”.

That’s it.

Passing arguments to the commands is still WIP.



You can limit the displayed apps by setting COMMAND_INTERFACE_DISPLAYED_APPS. The syntax is the same as it is in the INSTALLED_APPS setting. It defaults to showing absolutely all apps.

# would list all commands of the awesome_app


Further you can also provide a list of commands, that should explicitly be displayed. Defaults to all as well.

# would on its own only show the mycommand command

The settings don’t exclude each other. So displaying any full app and just one or two specific commands from somewhere else is no problem at all.


For logging, you can specify a logfile path, where logfiles for each command can be created. The logfiles will always be prefixed with command_interface_log-.

..code-block:: python

COMMAND_INTERFACE_LOGFILE_PATH = ‘/home/myname/tmp/logs/’

This value defaults to None, which means, that no logs are created.

The log of the last run is then displayed on the command interface main view under each respective command.


If you want to contribute to this project, please perform the following steps

# Fork this repository
# Clone your fork
mkvirtualenv -p python2.7 django-command-interface
make develop

git co -b feature_branch master
# Implement your feature and tests
git add . && git commit
git push -u origin feature_branch
# Send us a pull request for your feature branch

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