CLI application to ease working with the pybuilder.
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Travis build status image Latest PyPI version Licensed under the WTFPL

What it does

When using the PyBuilder, every project needs to be initialized. After checking out the project, you need to

  • Create a virtual environment.
  • Activate the virtual environment.
  • Install the pybuilder in the virtual environment.
  • Install the project dependencies in the virtual environment.
  • Run pyb to build and test your project.

This program is an attempt at making these routine operations dead simple and time-efficient. Note that virtual environments are always created with the --clear flag, meaning you can run pyb-init to reset your virtual environment, for example after changing a dependency.


sudo pip install pyb_init

Checkout from GitHub

pyb-init github user : project

Git checkout

pyb-init git GIT_URL

SVN checkout

pyb-init svn SVN_URL

Initialization from local project

When in the project root, run

pyb-init local

Customization of the generated environment

You can override the default name of the virtualenv with


Also, you can include your systems's site-packages in the virtualenv (for OS-packaged bindings like YUM, etc..) with the flag



pyb_init is licensed under the terms of the Do What The Fuck You Want To public license.