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How can I add my custom .py file to a quickly project? I'm porting my actual, from scratch project and I have two Python scripts: virtuam and I copied to the virtuam folder and tried this:

from virtuam import vui

but not working. So, where can I copy it? And how do I import it?

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Is there an in your virtuam folder? – mhall119 Jul 5 '12 at 20:05
If you could give us some more information, we'd be able to better help you. Could you show us your current code? You can do it like this if you want:… – David Planella Jul 6 '12 at 6:41
I removed it, but I have a backup. Why? – espectalll Jul 6 '12 at 13:42
OK, thanks! I'm modifying the source code... – espectalll Jul 6 '12 at 14:46
There is no need for the 'NOTE: THIS QUESTION WAS ANSWERED BY MYSELF, SO PLEASE DON'T POST' note. It's perfectly valid to have multiple answers. Who knows, perhaps someone can offer an even better answer! :) – David Planella Jul 6 '12 at 17:00

If you copy, for example your script to /quickly/project_name/project_name folder, where is stored python code generated initialy from quickly, for example and others ,then you can import with

import vui


from vui import *
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Not working: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/virtuam", line 15, in <module> import vui ImportError: No module named vui – espectalll Jul 5 '12 at 17:13
up vote 0 down vote accepted

The solution is simple (but not obvious):

  1. Copy the script into the <project>_lib folder.
  2. Add the script functions in the file:

    from . <script> import <function>

  3. Now add the function in the main script:

    from <project>_lib import <function>

    If you want to call the function, just type <function>(<options>)

Thanks to @mhall119 for his question/answer! :P

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A better approach would be to copy your code to the <project> folder instead of <project>_lib, which is for private and common modules and should generally not be modified unless you know what you're doing. – David Planella Jul 8 '12 at 7:04
I like it. Maybe that should be Quickly's slogan: simple (but not obvious). – bcbc Nov 14 '12 at 17:18

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