Are you a Python developer? Have you uploaded packages to the Python Package Index? Have you accidentally uploaded broken packages with some files missing? If so, check-manifest is for you.
$ pip install check-manifest $ cd ~/src/mygreatpackage $ check-manifest
You can ask the script to help you update your MANIFEST.in:
$ check-manifest -u -v listing source files under version control: 6 files and directories building an sdist: check-manifest-0.7.tar.gz: 4 files and directories lists of files in version control and sdist do not match! missing from sdist: tests.py tox.ini suggested MANIFEST.in rules: include *.py include tox.ini updating MANIFEST.in $ cat MANIFEST.in include *.rst # added by check_manifest.py include *.py include tox.ini
$ check-manifest --help usage: check-manifest [-h] [--version] [-v] [-c] [-u] [-p PYTHON] [--ignore patterns] [source_tree] Check a Python MANIFEST.in file for completeness positional arguments: source_tree location for the source tree (default: .) optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit --version show program's version number and exit -v, --verbose more verbose output (default: False) -c, --create create a MANIFEST.in if missing (default: False) -u, --update append suggestions to MANIFEST.in (implies --create) (default: False) -p PYTHON, --python PYTHON use this Python interpreter for running setup.py sdist (default: /home/mg/.venv/bin/python) --ignore patterns ignore files/directories matching these comma- separated patterns (default: None) --ignore-bad-ideas patterns ignore bad idea files/directories matching these comma-separated patterns (default: )
You can tell check-manifest to ignore certain file patterns by adding a
check-manifest section to your package's
[check-manifest] ignore = .travis.yml
The following options are recognized:
A list of newline separated filename patterns that will be ignored by check-manifest. Use this if you want to keep files in your version control system that shouldn't be included in your source distributions. The default ignore list is
PKG-INFO *.egg-info *.egg-info/* setup.cfg .hgtags .hgsigs .hgignore .gitignore .bzrignore .gitattributes .travis.yml Jenkinsfile *.mo
- If set to
ignorepatterns will replace the default ignore list instead of adding to it.
- A list of newline separated filename patterns that will be ignored by check-manifest's generated files check. Use this if you want to keep generated files in your version control system, even though it is generally a bad idea.