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Generate a random MongoDB ObjectId.

Project description

Random ObjectId

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Motivation

This is a toy project without any outlandish goals. Occasionally I needed a MongoDB ObjectID for a unit test. This saves a DB query, starting mongo locally, writing more than a line of Python, or visiting a website. I also wanted to learn more about writing & deploying Python packages.

Dependencies

None

Supports

py36+. See GitHub workflow here.

Installation

$ pip install random-object-id

Usage

$ random_object_id -h
usage: random_object_id [-h] [-l]

Generate a random MongoDB ObjectId

optional arguments:
  -h, --help      show this help message and exit
  -l, --longform  prints the ID surrounded by ObjectId("...")
from random_object_id import generate

generate()  # => '5ecd3bbf875e60b4166f6699'

Examples

$ random_object_id
55348611a56c10449ab80a4f
$ random_object_id -l
ObjectId("553486125ed592a10c4e8e6b")

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