Monday, May 31, 2021

Re: How does django-admin work?

Welcome to Django!

Django does not add django-admin to your path. Rather, when Django is installed it (sometimes) happens to be installed into a place which is already in your path. Otherwise, you need to add it to your path or use a packaging system such as anaconda which helps do that for you.

startproject simply copies a set of files to your directories, filling in a few details and changing the file names to match what you want to create since you give it the name of your new project.


- Tom

On May 31, 2021, at 5:43 PM, J Lee <> wrote:

I'm new to Django, and I've just been dazzled by the magic of Django. My main question is how does Django add django-admin to my path automatically and how does django-admin startproject create my files?

It may be waaaay over my head, but I welcome any and all response. I would like to learn from this. 

Thank you.

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