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Run command with environment populated by the .env file.

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Run command with environment variables populated by python-dotenv.


If using Pipenv:

pipenv install --dev python-dotenv-run


pip install python-dotenv-run

Instruction onwards assumes you use Pipenv. If you do not, simply drop the pipenv run prefix in all commands.


Say you have a Flask app in a file named

import flask

app = flask.Flask(__name__)

def hello():
    return "Hello World!"

Add a file named .env alongside with the project:

After installing dependencies, you can run it like this:

pipenv run dotenv-run flask run

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