What is this?
A default template for a new CLI project, written in Python. Deals with all the boilerplate involved in the setuptools setup, etc.
How do I use this?
Here's my preferred path to bliss:
- Start by installing
pipsi. It's awesome. Instructions here.
- Now install Cookiecutter:
$ pipsi install cookiecutter.
- Now use Cookiecutter to create your brand new project:
$ cd ~/Desktop && cookiecutter https://github.com/nvie/cookiecutter-python-cli.git
How to answer these questions?
When running Cookiecutter, you'll need to provide some values. Here's what they're for:
project_name-- "My Tool" (Used for marketing. Keep it short and capitalize accordingly.)
repo_name-- "python-mytool" (Name of the GitHub repo.)
pypi_name-- "mytool" (Name on PyPI, i.e. what people type to
script_name-- "my-tool" (Binary of the script, i.e. what people will run on the command line.)
package_name-- "my_tool" (Name of the Python module/package used internally.)
Liberally licensed under BSD terms.