doit - automation tool

doit comes from the idea of bringing the power of build-tools to execute any kind of task

Project Details


The MIT License Copyright (c) 2008-2013 Eduardo Naufel Schettino

see LICENSE file

developers / contributors

see AUTHORS file


doit is tested on python 2.6, 2.7, 3.2, 3.3.

$ python setup.py install


  • six
  • pyinotify (linux)
  • macfsevents (mac)

Tools required for development:

  • merucrial * VCS
  • py.test * unit-tests
  • mock * unit-tests
  • coverage * code coverage
  • epydoc * API doc generator
  • sphinx * doc tool
  • pyflakes * syntax checker

developemnt setup

The best way to setup an environment to develop doit itself is to create a virtualenv...

doit$ virtualen dev (dev)doit$ dev/bin/activate

install doit as "editable", and add development dependencies from dev_requirements.txt:

(dev)doit$ pip install --editable . (dev)doit$ pip install --requirement dev_requirements.txt


You can use the standalone script:

$ python runtests.py

or use py.test - http://pytest.org

$ py.test


doc folder contains ReST documentation based on Sphinx.

doc$ make html

They are the base for creating the website. The only difference is that the website includes analytics tracking. To create it (after installing doit):

$ doit website

The website will also includes epydoc generated API documentation.

continuous integration

travis - https://travis-ci.org/schettino72/doit