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A command-line tool for running Node.js and Python projects

To install dotrun, please use the install scripts mentioned in the project README (

This will install and associate docker alongside dotrun, as is needed for running any projects that include a docker-compose.yml.


dotrun makes use of snap confinement to provide a predictable sandbox for running Node and Python projects.


  • Make use of standard package.json script entrypoints:
    • dotrun runs yarn run start within the snap confinement
    • dotrun foo runs yarn run foo within the snap confinement
  • Detect changes in package.json and only run yarn install when needed
  • Detect changes in requirements.txt and only run pip3 install when needed
  • Run scripts using environment variables from .env and .env.local files
  • Keep python dependencies in .venv in the project folder for easy access

Details for dotrun

  • LGPL-3.0+

Last updated
  • 1 February 2023 - latest/stable
  • 22 June 2022 - latest/edge


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