cheetah - Python template command-line tool
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 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.
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.
Input directories(default: current dir)
Output directories (default: current dir)
Input extension. The default input extension for both the
compile and fill commands is "tmpl".
Output extension. The default output extension for the compile
command is "py". The default output extension for fill is
-R Recurse subdirectories looking for input files
Print lots of diagnostic output to the standard error file
--env Print the environment in the searchList
--flat No destination subdirectories
Do not make backups
unpickle FILE and put that output in the searchList
Output to standard output file descriptor (pipe)
The programs are documented fully on the project website
http://cheetahtemplate.sourceforge.net. You can also browse the Python
library files and their docstring descriptions by using the standard
This manual page was written by Chad C. Walstrom <email@example.com>,
for the Debian project and is dedicated to the Public Domain.
2005 Apr 04