Due to the redundant dependency information inside the
to create the conda-package) and the
environment.yml (as definition file
for the conda-environment during development and for production),
(short form for
conda-env-manager) was created to make the
the only relevant file and to create and update conda-environment from the
definition inside this
The name of the conda-environment to create / update is defined in the section
extra and the variable
env_name inside the
The steps run by cenv:
- creation of a backup if the environment already exists followed by the removal of the previous environment.
- creation of the environment as defined in the
meta.yaml. If any failures occurred during creation and the backup was created, the command to reset the backup-version can be used.
- if enabled in the config file the environment.yml is exported after creation / update of the environment.
The usage of cenv reduces the conda commands to use to the following:
conda activate ...to activate the environment
conda deactivateto deactivate an environment
conda infoto show information about the currently activated environment
conda search ...to search for availability of a package in the conda channels.
conda remove -n ... --allto remove an environment
cenvto create / update an environment