🎉 Thank you for taking the time to contribute to pyinfra! 🎉

Third party pull requests help expand pyinfra’s functionality and are essential to it’s continued growth. This guide should help get you started adding additional operations, facts and other functionality to pyinfra.


  • There is a branch per major version, ie 2.x, that tracks the latest release of that version
  • Changes should generally be based off the latest major branch, unless fixing an old version

Dev Setup

# Create a virtualenv with your tool of choice
# python -m venv / pyenv virtualenv / virtualenv

# Clone the repo
git clone

# Install the package in editable mode with development requirements
cd pyinfra
pip install -e '.[dev]'


Use pytest to run tests, or pytest --cov to run with coverage. Pull requests are expected to be tested and not drop overall project coverage by >1%.

Generate Documentation

To generate:

sphinx-build -a docs/ docs/build/

To view (localhost:8000):

python -m http.server -d docs/build/

Code Style

  • 100 max line length
  • no hanging indents
  • single quotes everywhere possible