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Make your django local_settings play nice with Heroku

Project description

Provides crosswalk between a Foreman-style .env file and your django local settings.

Installation & Usage

Add to your django project’s requirements.txt:


Add herokal to INSTALLED_APPS

Install the heroku-config plugin:

heroku plugins:install git://

Run the management command to export your

./ exportenv

At the bottom of your, instead of:

from local_settings import *

Use herokal.settings:

from herokal.settings import *

Now, when you run ./ runserver, your will be loaded, but when you run foreman start, your .env will be used.


The exportenv command takes a few optional flags:

--settings-module           The name of the settings module to export.
                            Default is 'local_settings'

--include-databases         Whether or not to serialize database
                            connections into the .env file.
                            Default is false

--outfile                   The name of the file to export your
                            local settings to.
                            Default is '.env'



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