Using argparse to call method in various Classes?
victorhooi at gmail.com
Mon Jul 18 03:39:30 CEST 2011
I'm attempting to use argparse to write a simple script to perform operations on various types of servers:
manage_servers.py <operation> <type_of_server>
Operations are things like check, build, deploy, configure, verify etc.
Types of server are just different types of inhouse servers we use.
We have a generic server class, and specific types that inherit from that:
def configure_logging(self, loggin_file):
def __init__(self, hostname):
self.hostname = hostname
logging = self.configure_logging(LOG_FILENAME)
My question is how to link that all up to argparse?
Originally, I was using argparse subparses for the operations (check, build, deploy) and another argument for the type.
subparsers = parser.add_subparsers(help='The operation that you want to run on the server.')
parser_check = subparsers.add_parser('check', help='Check that the server has been setup correctly.')
parser_build = subparsers.add_parser('build', help='Download and build a copy of the execution stack.')
parser_build.add_argument('-r', '--revision', help='SVN revision to build from.')
parser.add_argument('type_of_server', action='store', choices=types_of_servers,
help='The type of server you wish to create.')
Normally, you'd link each subparse to a method - and then pass in the type_of_server as an argument. However, that's slightly backwards due to the classes- I need to create an instance of the appropriate Server class, then call the operation method inside of that - not a generic check/build/configure module
Any ideas of how I could achieve the above? Perhaps a different design pattern for Servers? Or any way to mould argparse to work with this?
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