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CLI application commands parser

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Module to parse command based CLI application.


  • Subclass the Command class
  • Add a method with a name such as prefix_commandname with kwargs as required argument
  • Create an ArgumentParser instance
  • Call the Subclass.add_suparsers with the ArgumentParser instance and other settings
  • Use the dispatch_command function with the args returned by parser.parse_args()
parser = ArgumentParser(...)
Subclass.add_subparsers(parser, prefixes=["get_", "do_", ...], title="commands", description="available commands")

cmd = Subclass(...)
cmd.dispatch_command(commands, args)

See for a more complete example. For a real world application using this lib, see:

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