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A library to manage command line interface for an application.

Project Description

A simple library to handle command line of an application with support for subcommands, as well as, automatic help text extraction from doc strings.

Supported platforms

  • python 2.7 / 3.4
  • Linux / Windows


  • Decorator as well as subclass based command addition.
  • Custom help text formatter which improves upon the rather lousy default formatter.
  • Automatic help text extraction from doc strings.
  • Autocomplete support (Linux only).


A simple case of just the main command (without any subcommands):

from redcmd.api import maincmd, execute_commandline

def main(a, b):
        '''Add two numbers.
        a:      first number
        b:      second number

        This is where extra help text goes.
        It can be more than one line.'''

                print('sum: %d'%(int(a) + int(b)))
        except ValueError:
                print('bad integer')
                raise CommandError()


See examples directory in code for decorator and subclass based command handling. []

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