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A cli for publishing packages to pypi, without the hassle

Project Description

author: Will McGinnis

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A cli for publishing packages to pypi, without the hassle. It just lets you in one command line call upsert into your .pypirc file (or reference a server already in it, or create a new file altogether if it doesn’t exist), create the git tag for the version specified in your file, lint the directory to make sure the required files are there, then register and push it all up.

Super easy.

In the future, we aim to add in more complex linting / last minute checks and aim to remove the need for a pypirc file in the first place (perhaps by creating it on the the fly with the passed args and removing it, or by mocking it).

Installation / Usage

To install use pip:

$ pip install pypi-publisher

Or clone the repo:

$ git clone $ python install

Then to use just:

$ ppp [command] [-options]

Available commands are:

  • publish
  • tag
  • publish-sphinx

Available options are:

  • -u/–username
  • -p/–password
  • -i/–index-url
  • -s/–server-name
  • -d/–dry-run
  • -v/–verbose
  • -t/–create-tag

In general, the 4 things being done are:

  1. update the .pypi file
  2. linting the candidate repository
  3. pushing a tag to git for the release
  4. publishing the repository to a pypi server

### Updating .pypi file

If you already have a .pypi file at ~ on the box, then you can just pass -s to reference a server in that. If you pass -s and -u, -p, and/or -i for a server that is in the file already, the parameters passed will be upserted into that file. If you pass -s, -u, -p, and -i for a server that is not in the file, it will be inserted as a new server.

A few examples:

To use an existing server

ppp publish -s=foo

To update some values (username and index url) for an existing server

ppp publish -s=foo -u=bar -i=baz

To create a whole new server:

ppp publish -s=foo -u=bar -p=baz -i=bat

### Linting the candidate repository

Currently, the linting is very basic, and is just checking that a few files actually exist (, and setup.cfg). This happens in all runs, regardless of flags passed.

### Pushing a tag to git

If you pass the -t flag, ppp will try to find the version number in the file and push a tag with the version to git. The search looks for any line (case insensitive) that starts with __version__ or version, and takes it’s value, so

__version__ = ‘1.0.0’


VERSION = ‘1.0.0’

Would both work perfectly. It’s worth noting that if you push tags on the initial publishing to a test server, you won’t need to push the same tag again for the following publishing to the prod server.

### Publishing the repository

Currently, this only supports sdist uploads, in the future we plan to add more sophisticated packaging functionality, like wheels.


If you run into trouble, please let me know, open an issue or shoot me a pull request.

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