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What to Do with a Setup.pi File: A Tutorial

If you come across a setup.pi file and are not sure how to use it, don't worry, you're not alone. In this article, we will walk you through the steps of using a setup.pi file.

Finding a Git Repo

First, we need a git repo to work with. There is a website called randomrepo.com that generates a random repo for you to check out. You can choose your preferred coding language, and the website will generate a random repo for you to play with. For this tutorial, we found a random repo that uses a cool module called anyprint. This module allows you to print the way you would in other coding languages like C++, Lua, Java, C#, and more.

Creating a Virtual Environment

We will be using the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) for this tutorial. Open a terminal window and create a new directory called 'test'. Change into that directory and create a virtual environment with the following command:


To activate the virtual environment, run the command:


Cloning the Repo

Next, we need to clone the repo. Copy the repo link provided and run the command:


If you don't have git set up, you can download the repo and unzip it.

Getting the Tar File

Change into the folder that you just cloned and go to the setup file. Run the command:


This command will create a tar file. The main file we're interested in is called dist. Clear the terminal window, and you should see the new tar file in the folder.

Installing the Anyprint Module

Open the setup file from the cloned repo, and you will see that the module was named anyprint. Install the module with the command:


You now have the module installed.

Opening Python

Open a Python shell with the command python. We can now import the anyprint module with the following command:


This module allows you to print in different languages! Here's an example:

anyprint.cout("Hello, World!",lang="C++")

This will output Hello, World! in C++.


That's all there is to it! Now you can install the anyprint module and start annoying your work colleagues by writing all your print statements in different languages. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below.

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