Tracd is a lightweight stand-alone Trac server. In most cases it's easier to setup and runs faster than trac.cgi.

Note: tracd is still experimental.


  • Fewer dependencies: You don't need to install apache or any other web-server.
  • Fast: Should be as fast as the ModPython? version (much faster than the cgi).


  • Less features: Tracd implements a very simple web-server and is not as configurable as apache.
  • Only htdigest authentication: Tracd can currently only authenticate users against apache-htdigest files.
  • No native https support:  sslwrap can be used instead.

Usage examples

A single project on port 8080. ( http://localhost:8080/)

 $ tracd -p 8080 /path/to/project

With more than one project. ( http://localhost:8080/project1/ and  http://localhost:8080/project2/)

 $ tracd -p 8080 /path/to/project1 /path/to/project2

With htdigest authentication. The file /tmp/users.htdigest contain user accounts for project1 with the realm "".

 $ tracd -p 8080 --auth project1,/tmp/users.htdigest, /path/to/project1

See also: TracGuide, TracInstall, TracModPythonBOFH Excuse #338: