Installing MACPie also installs a number of command line tools. The main
command line tool is called
macpie, and it provides commands that you
can use to analyze data contained in Excel and/or CSV/text files. Other
mpsql, commands that work with SQL databases, respectively.
All commands should be executed inside your activated virtual environment
(or conda environment) that you created in the Installation section.
--help option will give more information about any commands and options.
To install all command line tool dependencies:
$ pip install macpie[cli]
Some commands (e.g.
mpsql) support environment variables, which can be
manually set (e.g.
export ENV_VAR=ENV_VALUE), or loaded from a dotenv
.macpieenv located in your home directory.
For example, instead of typing in your database password every time to the
mpsql command, like so:
$ mpsql -u lava_mac -p lava_mac_dev createtable faq
you can create a file in your home directory called
set the database username and passwords using the proper environment variables
names, like so:
MACPIE_MYSQL_USER = lava_mac_dev MACPIE_MYSQL_PWD = somepassword
Now, the same command above can be executed with the following command:
$ mpsql lava_mac_dev createtable faq