About Black Code Formatter in PyCharm

To integrate black code formatter into PyCharm, do this:

1. Install black at the root-level site-packages and note the absolute path to black executable:

$ python3 -m pip install black

2. Go to PyCharmPreferencesToolsExternal Tools, and add a new external tool with:

  • Name: Black
  • Program: the absolute path to black executable
  • Arguments: "$FilePath$"

3. Go to PyCharmPreferencesKeymapExternal ToolsBlack and add a keyboard shortcut just like Cmd + Ctrl + L. Use this shortcut to reformat your Python files.

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