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jaraco.packaging 4.1

tools to supplement packaging Python releases

Tools for packaging.


License is indicated in the project metadata (typically one or more of the Trove classifiers). For more details, see this explanation.


A distutils command for reporting the dependency tree as resolved by setuptools. Use after installing a package.


A distutils command for reporting the attributes of a distribution, such as the version or author name. Here are some examples against this package:

$ python -q show
jaraco.packaging 2.8.2.dev1+nfaae9fb96b36.d20151127
$ python -q show --attributes version
$ python -q show --attributes author,author_email
"Jason R. Coombs"
$ python -q show --attributes classifiers
"['Development Status :: 5 - Production/Stable', 'Intended Audience :: Developers', 'License :: OSI Approved :: MIT License', 'Programming Language :: Python :: 2.7', 'Programming Language :: Python :: 3']"
$ python -q show --attributes "description url"
"tools to supplement packaging Python releases"

Note that passing -q suppresses the “running show” message.

Attributes may be specified as comma-separated or space-separated keys. Results are printed using subprocess.list2cmdline so may be parsed using shlex.split. By default, ‘name’ and ‘version’ are printed.


This package provides a Sphinx extension that will inject into the config the following values from the project’s package metadata (as presented by distutils):

  • project (from name)
  • author
  • copyright (same as author)
  • version
  • release (same as version)
  • package_url (from url)

To enable, include ‘jaraco.packaging’ in your requirements and add ‘jaraco.packaging.sphinx’ to your list of extensions in your config file:

File Type Py Version Uploaded on Size
jaraco.packaging-4.1-py2.py3-none-any.whl (md5) Python Wheel py2.py3 2017-04-02 9KB
jaraco.packaging-4.1.tar.gz (md5) Source 2017-04-02 8KB