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

P.J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Thu Apr 29 23:21:28 CEST 2010

At 01:58 PM 4/29/2010 -0500, Jason Baker wrote:
>On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 1:27 PM, P.J. Eby 
><<mailto:pje at telecommunity.com>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: 
>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?

Apart from using the alias command (or other config file settings), I 
don't know of any.

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