[Distutils] Deleting build directory

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Fri Nov 13 23:59:47 CET 2009

Ram Rachum <cool-rr at cool-rr.com> writes:

> What's the best way to delete the "build" directory both before and
> after installation, using Distribute? I want to do it so the user will
> only need to do "setup.py install", and the build directory will be
> pre- and post-deleted.

Does the ‘clean’ command do what you want? I would have thought it
should remove any files generated by ‘build’.

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