Welcome to the django-extensions-shell documentation!

Django Extensions Shell is the shell_plus command extracted from the excellent Django Extensions project into its own project. In most projects I’ve been only using the shell_plus command and to me it feels much better to only introduce a dependency on this specific code in projects then to depend on the whole Django Extensions project.


You can get Django Extensions Shell by using pip or easy_install:

$ pip install django-extensions-shell
$ easy_install django-extensions-shell

If you want to install it from source, grab the git repository and run setup.py:

$ git clone git://github.com/shanx/django-extensions-shell.git
$ cd django-extensions-shell
$ python setup.py install

Now you will need to add the django_extensions_shell application to the INSTALLED_APPS setting of your Django project settings.py file.:


For more detailed instructions check out our installation_instructions. Enjoy.

Compatibility with versions of Python and Django

This command will periodically follow updates done within Django Extensions so please check at: the Django Extensions page