Embedding PyScaffoldΒΆ

PyScaffold is expected to be used from terminal, via putup command line application. It is, however, possible to write an external script or program that embeds PyScaffold and use it to perform some custom actions.

The public Python API is exposed by the pyscaffold.api module, which contains the main function create_project. The following example illustrates a typical embedded usage of PyScaffold:

import logging

from pyscaffold.api import create_project
from pyscaffold.extenstions import tox, travis, namespace
from pyscaffold.log import DEFAULT_LOGGER as LOGGER_NAME


create_project(project="my-proj-name", author="Your Name",
               namespace="some.namespace", license="mit",

Note that no built-in extension (e.g. tox, travis and namespace support) is activated by default. The extensions option should be manually populated when convenient.

PyScaffold uses the logging infrastructure from Python standard library, and emits notifications during its execution. Therefore, it is possible to control which messages are logged by properly setting the log level (internally, most of the messages are produced under the INFO level). By default, a StreamHandler is attached to the logger, however it is possible to replace it with a custom handler using logging.Logger.removeHandler and logging.Logger.addHandler. The logger object is available under the logger variable of the pyscaffold.log module. The default handler is available under the handler property of the logger object.