hickory VS python-dotenv

Compare hickory vs python-dotenv and see what are their differences.


Command line tool for scheduling Python scripts (by maxhumber)


Reads key-value pairs from a .env file and can set them as environment variables. It helps in developing applications following the 12-factor principles. (by theskumar)
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hickory python-dotenv
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0.4 6.6
12 months ago 8 days ago
Python Python
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of hickory. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2020-09-09.
  • How to Send and Schedule Emails with Python
    3 projects | dev.to | 9 Sep 2020
    Hopefully you've got a cute little Shakespearean Email Bot working and now you're itching to schedule this bot to send you a quote every day at 9:00am. To accomplish this install hickory:


Posts with mentions or reviews of python-dotenv. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-08.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing hickory and python-dotenv you can also consider the following projects:

python-decouple - Strict separation of config from code.

django-environ - Django-environ allows you to utilize 12factor inspired environment variables to configure your Django application.


django-dotenv - Loads environment variables from .env

dynaconf - Configuration Management for Python ⚙

hydra - Hydra is a framework for elegantly configuring complex applications

django-split-settings - Organize Django settings into multiple files and directories. Easily override and modify settings. Use wildcards and optional settings files.

parse_it - A python library for parsing multiple types of config files, envvars & command line arguments that takes the headache out of setting app configurations.

ConfZ - ConfZ is a configuration management library for Python based on pydantic.

ConfigObj - Python 3+ compatible port of the configobj library

profig - A straightforward configuration library for Python.

Gooey - Turn (almost) any Python command line program into a full GUI application with one line