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Mar 6, 2010

Supplementing settings in settings_local

For local project settings, I use old trick with settings_local file:

try:
    from settings_local import *
except ImportError:
    pass

So in settings_local.py we can override variables from settings.py. I didn't know how to supplement them. For example how to add line to INSTALLED_APPSwithout copying whole list.

Yesterday I finally understood that I can import settings from settings_local:

# settings_local.py

from settings import *

INSTALLED_APPS += (
    # ...
)

Update

Now, couple years later I prefer having separate settings file for different environments, as it is described in 2 scoops of django.

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