Enhancements to virtualenv
virtualenvwrapper is a set of extensions to Ian Bicking’s virtualenv tool. The extensions include wrappers for creating and deleting virtual environments and otherwise managing your development workflow, making it easier to work on more than one project at a time without introducing conflicts in their dependencies.
- Organizes all of your virtual environments in one place.
- Wrappers for creating, copying and deleting environments, including user-configurable hooks.
- Use a single command to switch between environments.
- Tab completion for commands that take a virtual environment as argument.
- User-configurable hooks for all operations.
- Plugin system for more creating sharable extensions.
Rich Leland has created a short screencast showing off the features of virtualenvwrapper.
Create a directory to hold all of the virtual environments. The default is $HOME/.virtualenvs.
Add two lines to your shell startup file (.bashrc, .profile, etc.) to set the location where the virtual environments should live and the location of the script installed with this package:
export WORKON_HOME=$HOME/.virtualenvs source /usr/local/bin/virtualenvwrapper.sh
Reload the startup file (e.g., run: source ~/.bashrc).
A list of environments, empty, is printed.
Run: mkvirtualenv temp
A new environment, temp is created and activated.
This time, the temp environment is included.
Upgrading from 1.x
The shell script containing the wrapper functions has been renamed in the 2.x series to reflect the fact that shells other than bash are supported. In your startup file, change source /usr/local/bin/virtualenvwrapper_bashrc to source /usr/local/bin/virtualenvwrapper.sh.
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