Asked By – Mad Wombat
I am working with Django and use Django shell all the time. The annoying part is that while the Django server reloads on code changes, the shell does not, so every time I make a change to a method I am testing, I need to quit the shell and restart it, re-import all the modules I need, reinitialize all the variables I need etc. While iPython history saves a lot of typing on this, this is still a pain. Is there a way to make django shell auto-reload, the same way django development server does?
I know about reload(), but I import a lot of models and generally use
from app.models import * syntax, so reload() is not much help.
Now we will see solution for issue: How to reload modules in django shell?
I recommend using the django-extensions project like stated above by dongweiming. But instead of just ‘shell_plus’ management command, use:
manage.py shell_plus --notebook
This will open a IPython notebook on your web browser. Write your code there in a cell, your imports etc. and run it.
When you change your modules, just click the notebook menu item ‘Kernel->Restart’
There you go, your code is now using your modified modules.
This question is answered By – mpaf
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