#30003 closed Cleanup/optimization (fixed)

Manage.py entry point

Reported by: James Pic Owned by: nobody
Component: Core (Management commands) Version: 2.1
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: James Pic Triage Stage: Ready for checkin
Has patch: yes Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no

Description (last modified by James Pic)

Currently, manage.py-tpl executes in an

if __name__ == '__main__':


While this might work when declaring manage.py as script in setup.py, a popular convention is to use the console_scripts entry_point in setup.py to define commands.

For manage.py-tpl to support console_scripts entry_point we only need to move the code from the if block into a new function ie. main(), then call main() it in the if-block.

Then, manage.py-tlp will also work as console_scripts entry_point with yourproject.manage:main, and using manage.py as script will also still work.

This removes a manual effort every time a project defines a console_scripts entry_point for the management CLI, without having to set DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 20 months ago by James Pic

Cc: James Pic added
Description: modified (diff)
Has patch: set
Type: UncategorizedNew feature

comment:2 Changed 20 months ago by James Pic

Description: modified (diff)

comment:3 Changed 20 months ago by Carlton Gibson

Type: New featureCleanup/optimization

Hi James,

You basically mean you want to reference yourproject.manage:main in your own setup.py — is that correct?

I would say, "just use a custom project template" but the patch itself is small/unobjectionable.

Version 0, edited 20 months ago by Carlton Gibson (next)

comment:4 Changed 20 months ago by Carlton Gibson

Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted

I'm going to Accept this pending any objections in review.

comment:5 Changed 20 months ago by Carlton Gibson

Triage Stage: AcceptedReady for checkin

comment:6 Changed 20 months ago by Tim Graham <timograham@…>

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

In 9453bc7:

Fixed #30003 -- Added usable entry point in default manage.py.

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