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manage.py with magic python path

Author:
bikeshedder
Posted:
June 13, 2007
Language:
Python
Version:
.96
Tags:
python path magic pythonpath sys.path
Score:
6 (after 6 ratings)

I tend to have all my python code together in a 'python' directory.

e.g. a typical project layout of mine looks like:

/python
/python/myproject - project python code
/python/django - local copy of django
/python/foolib - some third party library
/media
/templates
...

Since I don't want to set the python path explicitly I just assume the 'manage.py' is in the right place and use its file variable to set up the python path correctly.

I use the same trick for my settings.py for setting MEDIA_ROOT and TEMPLATE_DIRS.

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#!/usr/bin/env python

# magic python path
from os.path import abspath, dirname
import sys
sys.path.insert(0, dirname(dirname(abspath(__file__))))

from django.core.management import execute_manager
try:
    import settings # Assumed to be in the same directory.
except ImportError:
    import sys
    sys.stderr.write("Error: Can't find the file 'settings.py' in the directory containing %r. It appears you've customized things.\nYou'll have to run django-admin.py, passing it your settings module.\n(If the file settings.py does indeed exist, it's causing an ImportError somehow.)\n" % __file__)
    sys.exit(1)

if __name__ == "__main__":
    execute_manager(settings)

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Comments

renanro (on July 20, 2010):

This was so perfect, my application don't work of any form.

But, after i put the code of magic python path, my application run perfectly.

Thank you

I'm from Brazil

Renan Roberto Oliveira

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