Agrh, argparse! =============== Did you ever say "argh" trying to remember the details of optparse or argparse API? If yes, this package may be useful for you. It provides a very simple wrapper for argparse with support for hierarchical commands that can be bound to modules or classes. Argparse can do it; argh makes it easy. In a nutshell ------------- Here's a list of features that `argh` adds to `argparse`: * mark a function as a CLI command and specify its arguments before the parser is instantiated; * nested commands made easy: no messing with subparsers (though they are of course used under the hood); * infer agrument type from the default value; * infer command name from function name; * add an alias root command ``help`` for the ``--help`` argument; * enable passing unwrapped arguments to certain functions instead of a `argparse.Namespace` object. `Argh` is fully compatible with `argparse`. You can mix `argh`-agnostic and `argh`-aware code. Just keep in mind that `argh.dispatch` does some extra work that a custom dispatcher may not do. Installation ------------ $ pip install argh Example ------- A very simple application with one command:: from argh import * @dispatch_command @arg('name') def main(args): return 'Hello ' + An application with multiple commands:: @command def echo(text='hello'): print text @command def another_echo(text='hi there'): print text parser = ArghParser() parser.add_commands([echo, another_echo]) if __name__ == '__main__': parser.dispatch() The powerful API of `argparse` is also available:: @arg('text', default='hello world', nargs='+', help='The message') def echo(args): print args.text The approaches can be safely combined. Dependencies ------------ `Argh` runs on Python 2.x (since 2.6, incl. PyPy) and 3.x. See documentation. Documentation ------------- See the `complete documentation`_ for details. If it's not complete enough, feel free to ask your questions or submit bugs. .. _complete documentation: Author ------ Originally written by Andrey Mikhaylenko in 2010. See file `AUTHORS` for a complete authors list of this application. Please feel free to submit patches, report bugs or request features: Here's the discussion group: Real-life usage --------------- Among applications that use `argh` are Tool_, OrgTool_, Watchdog_, Poni_, Pyg_, Barman_ and more. Well, there's probably no need to keep a complete and up-to-date list. Still, please let me know anyway if you use `argh` in your project. I'll be glad to know. :-) .. _Tool: .. _OrgTool: .. _Watchdog: .. _Poni: .. _Pyg: .. _Barman: Licensing --------- Argh is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. Argh is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with Argh. If not, see <>.


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