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Friendly Command Line Scripts

Project description

A user-friendly way to define and process command line scripts.


"""Build commands with switches"""

from switches import command, commandline

def spam(argument1, argument2=None):
    """Print the arguments"""
    print argument1
    if argument2 is not None:
        print argument2

def eggs(argument1=True, argument2=False):
    """Conditionally print the arguments"""
    if argument1:
        print 'argument1 is True'
    if argument2:
        print 'argument2 is True'

if __name__ == '__main__':

On the command line:

$ python --help
usage: [-h] {eggs,spam} ...

Build commands with switches

positional arguments:
  {eggs,spam}  commands
    eggs       Conditionally print the arguments
    spam       Print the arguments

optional arguments:
  -h, --help   show this help message and exit

$ python spam --help
usage: spam [-h] [--argument2 ARGUMENT2] argument1

positional arguments:

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --argument2 ARGUMENT2
                        The default value is "None".

$ python eggs --help
usage: eggs [-h] [--argument1 ARGUMENT1] [--argument2 ARGUMENT2]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --argument1 ARGUMENT1
                        The default value is "True".
  --argument2 ARGUMENT2
                        The default value is "False".

Full documentation can be found on Read the Docs.


Installing Switches is easy:

pip install switches

or download the source and run:

python install

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