[Distutils] finding my own version with setuptools

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Wed Nov 9 17:29:44 CET 2005

Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> At 01:55 PM 11/9/2005 +1000, Ashley Walsh wrote:
>>Is there an easy way for a module to uses its __name__ to identify
>>the Distribution it comes from?  I had a look through pkg_resources
>>but I couldn't see a straight forward way to do it, so I thought I'd
>>The reason is that I want a console script log its version.
> Well, if you know the *project* name, you can just do:
>      pkg_resources.get_distribution("ProjectName").version

Incidentally, I use ('%s from %s' % (dist, dist.location)) for my 
version strings, as I find it useful to know where on disk it is coming 
from, in addition to what version.

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