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Overview

Input

This is the directory structure for a simple cookiecutter:

cookiecutter-something/
├── {{ cookiecutter.project_name }}/  <--------- Project template
│   └── ...
├── blah.txt                      <--------- Non-templated files/dirs
│                                            go outside
│
└── cookiecutter.json             <--------- Prompts & default values

You must have:

  • A cookiecutter.json file.
  • A {{ cookiecutter.project_name }}/ directory, where project_name is defined in your cookiecutter.json.

Beyond that, you can have whatever files/directories you want.

See https://github.com/audreyr/cookiecutter-pypackage for a real-world example of this.

Output

This is what will be generated locally, in your current directory:

mysomething/  <---------- Value corresponding to what you enter at the
│                         project_name prompt
│
└── ...       <-------- Files corresponding to those in your
                        cookiecutter's `{{ cookiecutter.project_name }}/` dir