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Toolbox for Python scripts

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This module is a Toolbox for Python scripts.



This library supports Python 3.9 and 3.10.

What the release number stands for ?

I do my best to follow this interesting recommendation : Semantic Versioning 2.0.0

How to install it ?

Install some packages that are not handled by pip:

$ sudo apt install liblzma-dev libxml2-dev libxslt-dev libyaml-dev libz-dev
$ sudo apt install ffmpeg git-core python3-dev python3-gi python3-pip screen

If planning to use the imaging extra, especially the exif classes, then you’ll have to install:

$ sudo apt install libcairo2 libcairo2-dev libexiv2-dev libgexiv2-dev libgirepository1.0-dev

The gir1.2-gexiv2-0.10 should also be installed, maybe its already the case.

You may find useful to read PyGObject’s documentation.

If planning to use the vision feature, then you have to install some requirements for dlib:

$ sudo apt install build-essential cmake pkg-config

See for an up-to-date procedure.

Make sure that pip is up-to-date (PIPception):

$ source /some/python3/venv/bin/active
$ pip install --upgrade pip setuptools wheel

Then, you only need to run

$ source /some/python3/venv/bin/activate
$ pip install .

How to enable features/modules ?


$ python install --help

Common commands: (see '--help-commands' for more) build      will build the package underneath 'build/' install    will install the package

Global options:
  --verbose (-v)  run verbosely (default)
  --quiet (-q)    run quietly (turns verbosity off)
  --dry-run (-n)  don't actually do anything
  --help (-h)     show detailed help message
  --no-user-cfg   ignore pydistutils.cfg in your home directory

Options for 'WithExtra' command:
  --extra-all                          Install dependencies for All Modules.
  --extra-atlassian                    Install dependencies for Atlassian.
  --extra-aws                          Install dependencies for AWS.
  --extra-django                       Install dependencies for Django.
  --extra-django-filter                Install dependencies for Django Filter.
  --extra-django-formtools             Install dependencies for Django Form Tools.
  --extra-flask                        Install dependencies for Flask.
  --extra-imaging                      Install dependencies for Imaging.
  --extra-jinja2                       Install dependencies for Jinja2.
  --extra-network                      Install dependencies for Networking.
  --extra-pandas                       Install dependencies for Pandas.
  --extra-rest-framework               Install dependencies for Django REST Framework.
  --extra-selenium                     Install dependencies for Selenium.
  --extra-smpte2022                    Install dependencies for SMPTE-2022.
  --extra-unittest                     Install dependencies for Unit Test.
  --extra-vision                       Install dependencies for Vision.
  --extra-voluptuous                   Install dependencies for Voluptuous.
  --extra-doc                          Install dependencies for Pytoolbox Docs.
  --extra-test                         Install dependencies for Pytoolbox Tests.

usage: [global_opts] cmd1 [cmd1_opts] [cmd2 [cmd2_opts] ...]
   or: --help [cmd1 cmd2 ...]
   or: --help-commands
   or: cmd --help

$ python install --extra-smpte2022

Another way to do this, with pip:

$ pip install -e .[django,flask,mongo,smpte2022]

How to check coverage ?

$ source /some/python3/venv/bin/activate
$ pip install -e .[all,test]
$ flake8 pytoolbox
$ pytest
$ xdg-open htmlcov/index.html


  • All Django related modules are excluded from tests!

  • However I am using them with Django 1.8 up to 3.1.0.

How to use it ?

Here is an example using the cmd function provided by pytoolbox:

$ from pytoolbox.subprocess import cmd
$ print(cmd('echo Hello World!')['stdout'])

How to generate documentation ?

The documentation is generated by Sphinx. In fact most of this documentation is extracted from the docstrings of the code.

Here is the procedure:

$ source /some/python3/venv/bin/activate
$ pip install -e .[docs]
$ xdg-open docs/build/html/index.html

How to add it to dependencies of my own project ?

Here is an example for a project called my-cool-project:

  from setuptools import setup

            author='Firstname Lastname',
            install_requires=['...', 'pytoolbox>=14<15', '...'],
            tests_require=['...', 'pytest', '...'],

See pip vcs support to get further details about this.

You also need to install git-core, but it is probably already the case, at least on your development computer ;-)

2014 - 2022 David Fischer

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