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NAMEcheetah - Python template command-line tool
cheetah-compile [options] FILE...
DESCRIPTIONThis manual page documents briefly the cheetah command-line tool. This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.
cheetah is a Python-powered template engine and code generator. It can be used as a standalone utility or it can be combined with other tools. Cheetah has many potential uses, but web developers looking for a viable alternative to ASP, JSP, PHP and PSP are expected to be its principle user group.
The cheetah command-line tool is the standalone utility portion of the software suite. cheetah-compile is a convenience script that for the "cheetah compile ..." command. The utility accepts a single command possible options and a list of files. If FILE is a single "-", read standard input and write standard output.
COMMANDSThe possible cheetah commands are listed below. You may abbreviate the command to the first letter; e.g., 'h' == 'help'.
- Compile template definitions
- Fill template definitions
- Print commands help message
- Print options help message for compile and fill commands
- Run regression tests
- Print version number
OPTIONSThe options for cheetah apply to the compile and fill commands. A summary of options is included below.
- --idir DIR
- Input directories(default: current dir)
- --odir ODIR
- Output directories (default: current dir)
- --iext IEXT
- Input extension. The default input extension for both the compile and fill commands is "tmpl".
- --oext OEXT
Output extension. The default output extension for the
compile command is "py". The default output extension for fill
- Recurse subdirectories looking for input files
- Print lots of diagnostic output to the standard error file descriptor
- Print the environment in the searchList
- No destination subdirectories
- Do not make backups
- --pickle FILE
- unpickle FILE and put that output in the searchList
- --stdout, -p
- Output to standard output file descriptor (pipe)
The programs are documented fully on the project website cheetahtemplate.sourceforge.net You can also browse the Python library files and their docstring descriptions by using the standard pydoc utility.