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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 and reference docs for even the basics. Packstrap aims to make starting a Python package simpler.


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:


Packstrap creates the base files for a python project and fills in the basics for, README.rst, etc. The git plugin creates .gitignore, the fabfile plugin creates, 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.

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