There are lots of apps and utilities written in python. These days they are
being distributed as packages to be installed with pip. While the installation
of those projects (like localtunnel,
pip install nvpy, its not
always that simple. I don't want to install the app and all its dependencies in
the system python. I want it to have its own virtualenv.
So, I create a virtualenv and install this app, it creates an executable, used to run the app. But, as you might have guessed, everytime I need to run the app, I have to first switch to this virtualenv. This just plain sucks.
Enter pip-app. Install an app with
It will create its own virtualenv and install itself in it. For every executable introduced by this app, it creates an executable that will load the correct virtualenv and launch the correct app, in a way that just bloody works.
And to uninstall,
If you use Antigen, add the following command to your .zshrc with your other antigen bundle commands.
antigen bundle sharat87/pip-app
If you use Zgen, add
zgen load sharat87/pip-app
to your .zshrc along with your other zgen load commands.
Without a Framework
If you aren't using a framework, just clone this repo or just download the
pip-app.sh file and add a source line to your
whatever is your shell's equivalent.
You should have the
pip-unapp functions available now.