Pants v2: The ergonomic build system

Welcome to the Pants v2 documentation hub!

Pants v2 is a fast, scalable, user-friendly build system for growing codebases. It's currently focused on Python, with support for other languages coming soon.

Here you'll find guides to help you get started with Pants v2, comprehensive documentation on how to configure, run and customize Pants v2, and information on how to get help from the Pants community.

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dependees

./pants dependees [args]

List all targets that depend on any of the input files/targets.

Config section: [dependees]

Basic options

output_file

--dependees-output-file=<path>
PANTS_DEPENDEES_OUTPUT_FILE
default: None

Output the goal's stdout to this file. If unspecified, outputs to stdout.


sep

--dependees-sep=<separator>
PANTS_DEPENDEES_SEP
default: \\n

String to use to separate lines in line-oriented output.


transitive

--[no-]dependees-transitive
PANTS_DEPENDEES_TRANSITIVE
default: False

List all transitive dependees, instead of only direct dependees.


closed

--[no-]dependees-closed
PANTS_DEPENDEES_CLOSED
default: False

Include the input targets in the output, along with the dependees.


output_format

--dependees-output-format=<DependeesOutputFormat>
PANTS_DEPENDEES_OUTPUT_FORMAT
one of: text, json
default: text

Use `text` for a flattened list of target addresses; use `json` for each key to be the address of one of the specified targets, with its value being a list of that target's dependees, e.g. `{':example': [':dep1', ':dep2']}`.


Advanced options

None

Deprecated options

None

Related subsystems

dependees, download-pex-bin, grpc_python_plugin, pex, protoc, python-infer, python-native-code, python-protobuf, python-protobuf.mypy-plugin, python-repos, python-setup, source, subprocess-environment

Updated about a month ago


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