Create a Django project layout based on Lincoln Loop best practices.
StartProject installs a script which allows the easy creation of a standard Django project layout based on Lincoln Loop standards.
After installing StartProject, simply run the following command (from within the directory in where the new project directory should be created):
The script will prompt for values to replace boilerplate variables with. These variables allow for both the file contents and path names to be customized to this specific project.
Using a custom project template
If you would prefer to use a custom project template than the one included in this application, create your custom project template directory and call the command script like this:
django-startproject.py --template-dir=/your/custom/template project_name
Specifying boilerplate variables
Two optional files in the root of the project template directory are used to determine the boilerplate variables:
- Each line should contain the boilerplate variable (and optionally, a description of the variable, separated from the variable by white space).
- Each line should contain a variable and the default value, separated by whitespace. If the default value contains PROJECT, it is replaced with the project name.
See the files included in the project_template directory of StartProject for an example.
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