In this blog we will walk through how to publish packages to


The very first requirement is to have an account on PyPI.

We need to install 3 tools globally

pip3 install setuptools wheel twine

Getting Started

We will be publishing the `covin-cli` project to PyPI.

  • As a best practice create a high level directory with the same name as our package name in our case covin-cli.
  • Now create a file in covin-cli directory so that Python will see our code as a package.
❯ cd covin-cli
❯ tree
└── covin-cli
1 directory, 1 file
  • Now you can add your code in a Python file.
  • We need to add 3 files to publish the package to PyPI to the root directory in-order to publish a package to PyPI., LICENSE, README or

A well written README describing about your code.


You can go to and choose license which you want to have.

Generate Packages

Now we need to generate 2 packages sdist(Source Distribution) and bdist_wheel (Build Distribution)

python3 setup sdist bdist_wheel

Above command will generate 2 directories build and dist in the dist directory we will have wheel file which is build distribution and a source distribution.

❯ tree
├── dist
│ ├── covin_cli-1.0-py3-none-any.whl
│ └── covin-cli-1.0.tar.gz
0 directories, 2 files

Now the final step is to upload to PyPI. We will use twine to upload our packages

❯ twine upload dist/* --verbose
Uploading distributions to
dist/covin_cli-1.0-py3-none-any.whl (16.5 KB)
dist/covin-cli-1.0.tar.gz (4.5 KB)
Enter your username: abhishekamralkar
Enter your password:
Uploading covin_cli-1.0-py3-none-any.whl
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Uploading covin-cli-1.0.tar.gz

Once the package uploaded it will be available at

To install

❯ pip3 install covin-cli==1.0
Defaulting to user installation because normal site-packages is not writeable
Collecting covin-cli==1.0
Using cached covin_cli-1.0-py3-none-any.whl (16 kB)
Installing collected packages: covin-cli
Successfully installed covin-cli-1.0

To Uninstall

❯ pip3 uninstall covin-cli==1.0
Found existing installation: covin-cli 1.0
Uninstalling covin-cli-1.0:
Would remove:
Proceed (y/n)?

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