optparse: add trailing text in help message?
steven.bethard at gmail.com
Sat Oct 14 18:39:25 CEST 2006
Count László de Almásy wrote:
> Is there a standard way with optparse to include a blurb of text after
> the usage section, description, and the list of options? This is
> often useful to include examples or closing comments when the help
> message is printed out. Many of the GNU commands do this.
> It would look something like this:
> % program --help
> usage: program [options]
> This is my description text.
> -f BAR, --foo=BAR
> A sample option
> --version show program's version number and exit
> --help show this help message and exit
> ==> Now how about closing text after the options list?
What would you like this API to look like? I could add this pretty
easily to argparse_ this week. Maybe something like::
parser = argparse.ArgumentParser(
description='This is my ...',
tail='Now how about closing ...'
Or is there another API that would be better?
.. _argparse: http://argparse.python-hosting.com/
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