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Data management command line tool: dtool.

Project Description

Data management command line tool: dtool.


The dtool-cli python package provides a skeleton command line interface to dtool that other “dtool” command line packages can be plugged into.

It makes use of click and click-plugins.

Creating a plugin

The dtool-cli plug-in system exposes name space dtool.cli for registering commands.

To create a dtool-cli plug-in, create a Python package and register the function of interest in the file. Below is the content of a hypothetical dtool_create/ file:

import click

def create():
    print("Creating dataset...")

def freeze():
    print("Freezing dataset...")

To create an entry point for this function add the below in the

from setuptools import setup

        "dtool.cli": [


To install the dtool-cli package.

cd dtool-cli
python install

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