A Python module let you quickly convert the functions into a multi-command CLI program
Note: The 0.1.4 is a rewrote version and it does not provide backward compatibility.
Clime let you convert a module, a dict or an instance into a multi-command CLI program.
It scans the object to find the functions out, so it is low couple with your source.
And, it scan the aliases and metavars of options from docstring, so you are free from writing the settings of options. You can focus on writing the help text of your CLI program.
It is a better choice than the heavy optparse or argparse for simple CLI tasks.
Let me show an example for you.
See the full documentaion on http://docs.mosky.tw/clime/ .
Here we have a simple script with docstring here:
# filename: repeat.py def repeat(string, time=2): '''repeat string n times options: -n N, --time N repeat N times. ''' print string * time
After add this line,
… you now have a CLI program!
$ python repeat.py twice twice twice $ python repeat.py -n3 thrice thrice thrice thrice
And it gerneate the usage from your function:
$ python repeat.py --help usage: [--time N | -n N] STRING or: repeat [--time N | -n N] STRING
If you wrote a docstring, it will also show up in help text.
$ python repeat.py repeat --help usage: [--time N | -n N] STRING or: repeat [--time N | -n N] STRING repeat string n times options: -n N, --time N repeat N times.
You can find more examples in the clime/examples.
See Command.scan for more details about argument parsing.
Install from PyPI
Install Clime from PyPI for a stable version
$ sudo pip install clime
If you don’t have pip, execute
$ sudo apt-get install python-pip
to install pip on Debian-base Linux distribution.
Get Clime from GitHub
If you want to follow the lastest version of Clime, use
$ git clone git://github.com/moskied/clime.git
to clone a Clime repository. Or download manually from GitHub.
Here is the basic usage of Clime.
You have two different ways to use Clime.
Insert A Line into Your Source
Just add this line into your source
It is recommend to put the codes into the if __name__ == '__main__': block.
Use Clime as A Command
clime is also an executable module. Use it to convert a module or a Python file temporarily.
$ python -m clime TARGET
See clime.Program for more usages.
These are the basics of Clime usage. If you want to know more, details are here: Take a Deeper Look at Clime.
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