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pyinstailor is a tailor to replace files directly in the executable file generated by PyInstaller.

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# pyinstailor

pyinstailor is a tailor to replace files directly in the executable file generated by PyInstaller. Sometimes the script is changed a little, for example, only refine log messages, no dependency changed, no analysis is required. In this case, pyinstailor could extract the executable, replace the old script with new one, then repack it.

Usage [-h] [-d] [-s N] executable [files]


  • List all the available items in the archive

    pyinstailor dist/foo.exe

  • Replace entry script “” in the bundle “foo.exe”

    pyinstailor dist/foo.exe

  • If entry scrip is in other path, strip the first N path

    pyinstailor -s 1 dist/foo.exe src/

  • Replace package file reader/ in the bundle “foo.exe”

    pyinstailor dist/foo.exe reader/

  • Strip the first path in the file path

    pyinstailor -s 2 dist/foo.exe ../../reader/

This tool doesn’t support PyInstaller 2.0, and it’s not full test.

## Change Logs

### 1.4

  • Fix bug: it fails when printing toc where the embedded PYZ archive contains subdirectories

### 1.3

  • Fix python2.7 bug: it raises exception TypeError: makedirs() got an unexpected keyword argument ‘exist_ok’

### 1.2

  • Fix bug: when repacking an executable where the embedded PKG archive contains subdirectories, the repack script fails

### 1.1

  • Fix bug: the final bundle isn’t patched in some platforms

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