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An opinionated linter for python packaging

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Most people either hand-write a, or crib one from someone else. Either way, this usually results in not using the most recent features that can make the job of a distro easier, such as putting the static parts in setup.cfg.

This is a kind of linter for packaging, that can suggest changes to your configuration in {, setup.cfg, pyproject.toml} for easier consumption by others.

A related project is honesty, whose job it is to make sure that your bdists appear built from the same revision with the same contents as your sdists are.


opine [-a] /path/to/root

This will run all suggestions and print a sequence of diffs. If you want to apply the changes use -a.


  • Move tox.ini to setup.cfg
  • Move coverage.ini to setup.cfg
  • Move static config from to setup.cfg




opine is copyright Tim Hatch, and licensed under the MIT license. I am providing code in this repository to you under an open source license. This is my personal repository; the license you receive to my code is from me and not from my employer. See the LICENSE file for details.

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