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I am using cx_freeze to deploy my application. I would like to include a entire directory since including individual files doesn’t put them in a folder. How can I include a folder?
You have to set up an include files argument for the building options. You can do this in different ways, but I will show a part of my configuration. The thing I describe here is for one specific file and one specific destination. I think you can also set a path like this, but I don’t have tested this yet.
Edit: Tested this, so choose the right approach for your project.
buildOptions = dict(include_files = [(absolute_path_to_your_file,'final_filename')]) #single file, absolute path. buildOptions = dict(include_files = ['your_folder/']) #folder,relative path. Use tuple like in the single file to set a absolute path. setup( name = "appname", version = "1.0", description = "description", author = "your name", options = dict(build_exe = buildOptions), executables = executables)
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