CLI framework using python

Gelonida N gelonida at gmail.com
Thu Oct 9 18:00:57 CEST 2014


On 10/09/2014 05:25 PM, Unix SA wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Go for Optparse.. Look at below docs on how to use it.
>
> http://pymotw.com/2/optparse/
>

For newer projects I'd suggest argparse (part of Python since 2.7 and 
can be downloaded / installed for 2.5 / 2.6).

https://docs.python.org/2.7/library/argparse.html

argparse is very powerfull. you might be interested in looking at 
subparsers.


For calling commands in a slightly nicer way than os.system / 
sybprocess.Popen you might look at sh or plumbum

https://pypi.python.org/pypi/sh

https://pypi.python.org/pypi/plumbum



> Regards,
> DJ
>
> On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 5:50 PM, <vijnaana at gmail.com
> <mailto:vijnaana at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     Hi,
>
>     I need to develop a python CLI framework.
>
>     For example if i need to set an ip address in linux:
>
>     ifconfig eth0 172.16.25.125
>
>     I should be able to use python to do the above.
>
>     1. The user will execute a python script to which i will pass the
>     params eth0 and ip address (something like ifconf.py  eth0
>     172.16.25.125)
>
>     2. Within the script i grab the params and do something to the
>     effect of user executing 'ifconfig eth0 172.16.25.125' from the shell.
>
>     3. There are other such commands for which i will be using python
>     scripts. I came across pyCLI, but it doesn't have much
>     documentation, so couldn't figure out how to move forward.
>
>     4. The CLI framework needs to reuse code so i didn't want to use
>     pure python and develop a framework from scratch. Rather use
>     something like pyCLI/CLIFF.
>
>     The problem is lack of documentation with examples on how to use the
>     above.
>
>     Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
>
>     Regards & Thanks,
>     Vij
>
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