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Simple project to copy media files (intended for fixtures loads), pretty much as Django staticfiles does

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django-media-fixtures

Simple project to copy media files (intended for fixtures loads), pretty much as staticfiles does.

Dependencies

  • Python 3.5+
  • Django 1.8+

Note: The version (v1.x.x) dropped support of Python2! If you still need Python2, please check the last version of v0.1.x series

Installation

pip install django-media-fixtures==1.0.0

Then, put ‘django_media_fixtures’ on your INSTALLED_APPS (on settings.py), just below ‘django.contrib.staticfiles’.

Usage

Just call manage command ‘collectmedia’, same as you do with collectstatic:

python manage.py collectmedia

And then all files on ‘media_fixtures’ folder in-apps will be copied to your MEDIA_ROOT.

So, when you create your fixture (for any ways, even through shell), put your file path matching the same tree folder view as your media file.

For instance,

YourModel.objects.get_or_create(image="uploads/yourmodel/img/example.jpg")

Where the file ‘example.jpg’ is on: yourappfolder/media_fixtures/uploads/yourmodel/img/example.jpg

Configurations

  • MEDIA_FIXTURE_FOLDERNAME

    You can change the media fixtures folder’s name on your apps, just putting this variable on settings.py.

    MEDIA_FIXTURE_FOLDERNAME='my_media_fixtures_folder'
    
  • MEDIA_FIXTURES_FILES_FINDERS

    You can change the media fixtures finders, to search media files on other folders not in-app, for instance.

    MEDIA_FIXTURES_FILES_FINDERS = (
            'django_media_fixtures.finders.FileSystemFinder',      # combined with MEDIA_FIXTURES_FILES_DIRS, choose specific folders
            'django_media_fixtures.finders.AppDirectoriesFinder',  # default (if you do not set MEDIA_FIXTURES_FILES_FINDERS)
    )
    
  • MEDIA_FIXTURES_FILES_DIRS

    You can list specific media folders that you want to include on search.

    MEDIA_FIXTURES_FILES_DIRS = [
        "/home/user/myproject/mediafiles",
        "/opt/webfiles/common/",
    ]
    

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