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Easily convert your Python functions into multi-command CLI program.

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Clime is a simple Python module to let you convert a Python program contains functions into a multi-command CLI program.

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Use pip to install Clime from PyPI.

$ sudo pip install clime

Or visit our page for more methods of installation.

CLI-ize ME!

Here is the usage of Clime.

Clime is designed to easily use, so it is very easy. You have two ways to CLI-ize your program.

In Source Code

Add two lines below into your source:

>>> import clime
>>> clime.main()

Recommend to put the codes into the if __name__ == '__main__': block.

In Shell

If you want to convert a moudle temporarily, you can use the clime command.

$ sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib/python<VERSION>/dist-packages/ /usr/bin/clime
$ sudo chmod 755 /usr/bin/clime

$ clime <module_name> <args_for_module>


Here is a simple example of Clime:

# file: example/

'''Here is docstring of module.'''

def onlyme(s, b=True, l=None):
    '''Here is docstring of function.'''

    print 's:', s
    print 'b:', b
    print 'l:', l

if __name__ == '__main__':
    import clime

Use it in shell:

$ python --help
usage: [-b] [-l VAL] s
   or: onlyme [-b] [-l VAL] s

Here is docstring of module.

$ python onlyme --help
usage: onlyme [-b] [-l VAL] s

Here is docstring of function.

$ python test -b -loption_arg
s: test
b: False
l: option_arg

$ python test -bbb -l one -l two -l three
s: test
b: 3
l: ['one', 'two', 'three']

You can find more examples under the clime/examples of source tarball of Clime.

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