Python : parsing the command line options using optparse

rodperson at rodperson at
Wed Feb 26 15:32:28 CET 2014

On 2014-02-26 04:30, Ganesh Pal wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 9:55 PM, Peter
> Otten <__peter__ at> wrote:
>> As you are just starting I recommend that you use argparse instead of
>  optparse.
>  I would love to use argparse but  the script that I plan to write
> has to run on host machines that Python 2.6
>  I have freebsd clients  with python  2.6  dont want to install
> python new version on all the host machine which will be eventually
> upgraded to 2.7 .
> I wanted know if I could use argparse with python 2.6 and is it
> possible to add  something like   #pkg_add -r install
> python-argparse and install python argparse module before I use it.

They must be running an older version of FreeBSD since the default 
version of python is 2.7.

There is a FreeBSD package for argparse, the command would be something 
    pkg_add -r install py26-argparse


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