On Sep 3, 2010, at 12:50 AM, "Wichert Akkerman" <wich...@wiggy.net> wrote:

> I have noticed that now that we are almost exclusively using eggs to
> distribute our software using "bin/instance run" has become difficult:
> often the script you want to run is located inside an egg which makes to
> path to it hard to predict. This is not the most user friendly command:
>   bin/instance run eggs/my.package-*/my/package/script.py
> If a user is using a shared egg directory from zc.buildout or something
> else the egg can be anywhere on the filesystem, making it next to
> impossible to explain to users.
> I am considering to modify bin/instance run to check if its first
> argument is a filesystem path, and if not consider the argument to be a
> dotted name of a callable which should be invoke. That way backwards
> compatibility remains, but you can now also do this:
>   bin/instance run my.package.script.main
> I am not sure if this is best done in plone.recipe.zope2instance or
> Zope2.Startup.zopectl. They have differing versions of ZopeCmd. Perhaps
> the plone.recipe.zope2instance code should be merged into Zope2's
> original as well?

At some point I made it possible to add additional bin/instance commands via a 
plone.recipe.zope2instance entry point.
David Glick
 Web Developer

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