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Flake8 wrapper to make it nice and configurable

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It's a Flake8 wrapper to make it cool.

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FlakeHell supports all flake8 plugins, formatters, and configs. However, FlakeHell has it's own beautiful way to configure enabled plugins and codes. So, options like --ignore and --select unsupported. You can have flake8 and FlakeHell in one project if you want but enabled plugins should be explicitly specified.


python3 -m pip install --user flakehell


First of all, let's create pyproject.toml config:

# optionally inherit from remote config (or local if you want)
base = ""
# specify any flake8 options. For example, exclude "":
exclude = [""]
# make output nice
format = "grouped"
# 80 chars aren't enough in 21 century
max_line_length = 90
# show line of source code in output
show_source = true

# list of plugins and rules for them
# include everything in pyflakes except F401
pyflakes = ["+*", "-F401"]
# enable only codes from S100 to S199
flake8-bandit = ["-*", "+S1??"]
# enable everything that starts from `flake8-`
"flake8-*" = ["+*"]
# explicitly disable plugin
flake8-docstrings = ["-*"]

Show plugins that aren't installed yet:

flakehell missed

Show installed plugins, used plugins, specified rules, codes prefixes:

flakehell plugins

plugins command output

Show codes and messages for a specific plugin:

flakehell codes pyflakes

codes command output

Run flake8 against the code:

flakehell lint

This command accepts all the same arguments as Flake8.

Read for more information.


Contributions are welcome! A few ideas what you can contribute:

  • Improve documentation.
  • Add more tests.
  • Improve performance.
  • Found a bug? Fix it!
  • Made an article about FlakeHell? Great! Let's add it into the
  • Don't have time to code? No worries! Just tell your friends and subscribers about the project. More users -> more contributors -> more cool features.

A convenient way to run tests is using DepHell:

curl -L | python3
dephell venv create --env=pytest
dephell deps install --env=pytest
dephell venv run --env=pytest

Bug-tracker is disabled by-design to shift contributions from words to actions. Please, help us make the project better and don't stalk maintainers in social networks and on the street.

Thank you :heart:

The FlakeHell mascot (Flaky) is created by @illustrator.way and licensed under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.

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