The normal course of operations for the
sdist command is as
Second, you might want to force the manifest to be regenerated--for example, if you have added or removed files or directories that match an existing pattern in the manifest template, you should regenerate the manifest:
python setup.py sdist --force-manifest
Or, you might just want to (re)generate the manifest, but not create a source distribution:
python setup.py sdist --manifest-only
--manifest-only implies --force-manifest. -o is a shortcut for --manifest-only, and -f for --force-manifest.
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