virtualenvwrapper is a set of extensions to Ian Bicking's virtualenv tool. The extensions include wrappers for creating and deleting virtual environments and otherwise managing your development workflow, making it easier to work on more than one project at a time without introducing conflicts in their dependencies.
- Organizes all of your virtual environments in one place.
- Wrappers for creating, copying and deleting environments, including user-configurable hooks.
- Use a single command to switch between environments.
- Tab completion for commands that take a virtual environment as argument.
- User-configurable hooks for all operations.
- Plugin system for more creating sharable extensions.
Rich Leland has created a short screencast showing off the features of virtualenvwrapper.
See the project documentation for installation and setup instructions.
virtualenvwrapper is a set of shell functions defined in Bourne shell compatible syntax. It is tested under bash, ksh, and zsh. It may work with other shells, so if you find that it does work with a shell not listed here please let me know. If you can modify it to work with another shell, without completely rewriting it, send a pull request through the bitbucket project page. If you write a clone to work with an incompatible shell, let me know and I will link to it from this page.
virtualenvwrapper is tested under Python 2.4 - 2.7.
Upgrading from 1.x
The shell script containing the wrapper functions has been renamed in the 2.x series to reflect the fact that shells other than bash are supported. In your startup file, change source /usr/local/bin/virtualenvwrapper_bashrc to source /usr/local/bin/virtualenvwrapper.sh.
Before contributing new features to virtualenvwrapper core, consider whether they should be implemented as an extension instead.
Refer to the developers docs for tips on contributing patches.
Join the virtualenvwrapper Google Group to discuss issues and features.
Report bugs via the bug tracker on BitBucket.
Since virtualenvwrapper is largely a shell script, it uses shell commands for a lot of its actions. If your environment makes heavy use of shell aliases or other customizations, you may encounter issues. Before reporting bugs in the bug tracker, please test without your aliases enabled. If you can identify the alias causing the problem, that will help make virtualenvwrapper more robust.
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