[Distutils] How can I silence setuptools/distutils output in a custom command?

Jason Baker jbaker at zeomega.com
Thu Apr 29 20:58:19 CEST 2010

On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 1:27 PM, P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:

> At 01:05 PM 4/29/2010 -0500, Jason Baker wrote:
>> I've written a simple setuptools command that will read options from a
>> setup.cfg.  The code is here: <
>> http://github.com/jasonbaker/rdopts/blob/master/rdopts.py>
>> http://github.com/jasonbaker/rdopts/blob/master/rdopts.py
>> I'd like to be able to use the output of this command to pass to other
>> programs, but that is a bit difficult when distutils is writing "running
>> rdopts" out every time I use it.  The solution I found is to just call
>> distutils.log.set_threshold(ERROR) at import time, but that just feels like
>> a recipe for something to go wrong.  Are there any better ways to do this?
> python setup.py -q rdopts

Ah, I see.  I was doing "python setup.py rdopts -q".  Is there any way to
make -q enabled by default?
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