How to manage local vs production settings in Django

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What is the recommended way of handling settings for local development and the production server? Some of them (like constants, etc) can be changed/accessed in both, but some of them (like paths to static files) need to remain different, and hence should not be overwritten every time the new code is deployed.
Jun 22, 2020 in Python by kartik
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Hello @kartik,

In settings.py:

try:
    from local_settings import *
except ImportError as e:
    pass

You can override what needed in local_settings.py; it should stay out of your version control.

Thank You!

answered Jun 22, 2020 by Niroj
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