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grokproject provides an easy way to get started with a `Grok <http://pypi.python.org/pypi/grok>`_ web application. Simply install ``grokproject``:: $ easy_install grokproject If you have an old version of grokproject installed then you can upgrade doing:: $ easy_install -U grokproject Afterwards you can run the ``grokproject`` script with the name of the project you'd like to create as an argument:: $ grokproject MammothHerd ... many lines of output here This will not only create a project area for you to work in, it will also download and install Grok and its dependencies. After the project area has been created successfully, you will find an empty Python package "skeleton" in the ``src`` directory in which you can place the code for your web application. To start the application server, execute:: $ cd MammothHerd $ bin/paster serve parts/etc/deploy.ini Start/stop it in daemon mode:: $ bin/daemon start/stop There is also an Ajax enabled debugger (point your browser to http://localhost:8080/@@login.html when using this):: $ bin/paster serve parts/etc/debug.ini To start the interactive debugger prompt:: $ bin/interactive_debugger To run an ad-hoc Python script against a full setup application:: $ bin/interactive_debugger [name_of_python_script].py Python scripts run this way, will have access to a ``root``, ``debugger``, and an ``app`` object avaible for "interacting" with the application environment. For those who know paster: ``grokproject`` is just a wrapper around a paster template. So instead of running the ``grokproject`` command, you can also run:: $ paster create -t grok MammotHerd All configuration files used for running Grok can be found in the ``parts/etc/`` directory of your project. These configuration files are generated automatically from the templates in ``etc/`` on each ``buildout`` run. To modify the configuration files edit the approriate templates in ``etc/`` and rerun ``buildout`` afterwards:: $ bin/buildout This will rebuild the files in ``parts/etc/``.