Skip to main content
Donate to the Python Software Foundation or Purchase a PyCharm License to Benefit the PSF! Donate Now

README generator

Project description


$ [sudo] pip install readme-generator


  • generate README from <section-name>.md sections
  • auto headers
  • readme_generator.Readme class

How it works

<global>/          global section
<global>/headers.json       global custom headers (optional). example: {"badges":""}
<global>/order.txt          global order. section names line by line

<repo>/      section
<repo>/order.txt            custom order     (optional)

< content>

#### Section-name
< content>


custom header:

  • headers.json {"how":"How it works"}
  • #### Insert Custom header in the first line

without header: headers.json - {"badges":""} or empty first line/empty header



$ python -m readme_generator README >

readme_generator.Readme - you can load .md files and use attrs/properties/methods as sections

class Readme_python(readme_generator.Readme):
    order = ["install", ..., "footer"]
    headers = {"footer":""}
    footer = "footer ..."

    def install(self):
        return "`$ [sudo] pip install %s`" %

global config location

$README_GENERATOR_HOME, default is $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/readme-generator, e.g.:


Related projects


Project details

Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Filename, size & hash SHA256 hash help File type Python version Upload date
readme_generator-2019.3.16-py2.py3-none-any.whl (4.4 kB) Copy SHA256 hash SHA256 Wheel py2.py3
readme-generator-2019.3.16.tar.gz (3.3 kB) Copy SHA256 hash SHA256 Source None

Supported by

Elastic Elastic Search Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Google Google BigQuery Sentry Sentry Error logging AWS AWS Cloud computing DataDog DataDog Monitoring Fastly Fastly CDN SignalFx SignalFx Supporter DigiCert DigiCert EV certificate StatusPage StatusPage Status page