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cheetah - Python template command-line tool


cheetah, cheetah-compile

cheetah COMMAND [options] FILE...
cheetah-compile [options] FILE...


This 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

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.


The possible cheetah commands are listed below. You may abbreviate the command to the
first letter; e.g., 'h' == 'help'.

Compile template definitions

fill Fill template definitions

help Print commands help message

Print options help message for compile and fill commands

test Run regression tests

Print version number


The 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 is "html".

-R Recurse subdirectories looking for input files

Print lots of diagnostic output to the standard error file descriptor

--env Print the environment in the searchList

--flat 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)

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