State Tool – ActiveState’s Package Manager

The State Tool is the command line interface (CLI) for the ActiveState Platform. It lets you manage your Python and Perl projects right from the command prompt. You can work on your projects and environments, all with a single tool that supports Python and Perl on Windows and Linux!

  • Create new projects
  • Build and install packages from source code
  • Automatically create virtual environments for each project on your local machine at installation

Install the State Tool

powershell "IEX(New-Object Net.WebClient).downloadString('https://platform.activestate.com/dl/cli/install.ps1')"

Run in a command prompt with administrator privileges to install the State Tool (supports Windows 10)
sh <(curl -q https://platform.activestate.com/dl/cli/install.sh)

Run the above command in your terminal to install the State Tool
sh <(curl -q https://platform.activestate.com/dl/cli/install.sh)

Run the above command in your terminal to install the State Tool (Python only)

Replace the ‘Read Me’.

Tired of building development environments from outdated READMEs? Automate your development workflows with the State Tool.

The State Tool lets you reclaim coding time by automating all the one-off tasks that suck the joy out of life with a standard repeatable solution.

  • Run scripts – Cross-platform, any language
  • Handle events – Painless environment Setup
  • Manage secrets – Easily yet securely

Check Out the Docs

state tool activate
State Tool - Setup your environment with a single command

Automated Event Handling

Set up your environment with a single command.

One command pulls down your runtime environment from the ActiveState Platform, as well as your code from GitHub and sets up your development environment in just a few minutes. It’s the quickest, simplest way to get all team members up and running on your project. The State Tool will soon also automate workflow logic in response to other events, such as:

  • File Changes
  • Package Updates
  • And more …

Work Better Together

Onboard faster, automate easier, and share the benefits.

To paraphrase an idiom: “If you have to do it for more than two team members, automate it.”  That includes:

  • Environment setup for the whole team in a consistent, reproducible way so you get less “works on my machine” issues
  • Vulnerability checking to ensure the team is working securely
  • Script and secret sharing in a painless yet secure way
  • Handling common events in a consistent and reliable manner, regardless of platform
State Tool - Onboard faster and automate easier
Run cross-platform scripts with the State Tool

Run Cross-Platform Scripts

All you need is the State Tool, we’ll take care of the rest.

Scripts that your entire team can run, no matter their OS.. Don’t worry about language dependencies, we’ll take care of that!

  • Tired of Managing scripts with Makefiles? Replace your Makefiles with a reliable, cross-platform, scalable solution.
  • Using sensitive values in your scripts? We’ve got you covered with built-in secret management.

Learn More: Scripts Documentation

Securely Manage Secrets

Create, share & manage sensitive values – API keys, credentials …

Managing your secrets with the State Tool is simple, straightforward and painless. Secrets are encrypted client-side, so no one but you or your team members can ever read their true values.

  • Jumping through hoops just to share db creds securely? Create and encrypt secrets with a single command.
  • Sharing username/passwords insecurely over Slack or email? Incorporate secrets in your scripts just by referencing their names.

Learn More: Secrets Documentation

State Tool - Securely manage secrets like API keys and credentials

Ready to get started? Check out the Intro Guide

Install the State Tool

powershell "IEX(New-Object Net.WebClient).downloadString('https://platform.activestate.com/dl/cli/install.ps1')"

Run in a command prompt with administrator privileges to install the State Tool (supports Windows 10)
sh <(curl -q https://platform.activestate.com/dl/cli/install.sh)

Run the above command in your terminal to install the State Tool
sh <(curl -q https://platform.activestate.com/dl/cli/install.sh)

Run the above command in your terminal to install the State Tool (Python only)

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