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Bootstrap new Python packages with one simple command

Project Description

Bootstrap new Python packages with one simple command:

packstrap create my_package

When starting a Python package a lot of boilerplate is involved. You have to make several files and directories. When you decide to distribute your package you have to write a setup.py and reference docs for even the basics. Packstrap aims to make starting a Python package simpler.

Install

pip install packstrap packstrap –help

Creating a Package

With Packstrap, creating a package is a simple as one command:

packstrap create my_package /path/to/code --author "My Name" --plugin git --plugin fabfile --plugin pytest

This will create a my_package directory in /path/to/code with a structure similar to:

/path/to/code/my_package/
    .gitignore
    LICENSE
    MANIFEST.in
    README.rst
    VERSION.txt
    fabfile.py
    setup.py
    src/
        my_package/
            __init__.py
        tests/
            conftest.py
            runtests.py

Packstrap creates the base files for a python project and fills in the basics for setup.py, README.rst, etc. The git plugin creates .gitignore, the fabfile plugin creates fabfile.py, and the pytest plugin creates the src/tests directory and files.

So now all you have to do is write your module in my_package, expand on your docs in README.rst, and commit your package.

Set Defaults

packstrap create has several options to help generate your package. A lot of the options like author, author_email, and even plugins are going to be the same for all your projects. To save you some keystrokes you can use packstrap defaults:

packstrap defaults --author "My Name"
{
  "author": "My Name",
  "skeleton": "default"
}

You can also use packstrap defaults without options to list the current defaults.

Release History

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0.7.1

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0.7.0

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