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Command Line Interface Formulation Framework

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cliff is a framework for building command line programs. It uses setuptools entry points to provide subcommands, output formatters, and other extensions.


Documentation for cliff is hosted on at

To do

  • Should commands have an explicit API for checking whether the user can invoke them?

  • example show app

  • change API for list app to expect a sequence of dictionaries?

  • unicode output for python 2 (incompatible with csv?)

  • json formatter(s)

  • pprint formatter(s)

  • pretty but non-table formatter(s)

  • shell script formatter(s)? (properties as variable names)

  • create a few example commands that use a sqlite database to show how to manage transactions

  • switch setup/teardown functions in app to use some sort of context manager?

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