CLI framework using python

vijnaana bhairava vijnaana at gmail.com
Tue Oct 14 15:33:10 CEST 2014


Hi Folks,

The requirement is to develop a CLI framework in python for a linux router.
The suggestions i got is to use PyCli/Cliff. Not sure which would be the right choice!  Also, a few APIs are mentioned here: 

https://pythonhosted.org/pyCLI/#module-cli.app

Since i couldn't find any actual implementation which uses pyCli,
i can't figure out how to make use of pyCLI.

Another question i have is whether it uses argparse?
If so, what value add does PYCLI do?

Regards,
vij

On Thursday, October 9, 2014 5:50:51 PM UTC+5:30, vijnaana bhairava wrote:
> Hi,
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> I need to develop a python CLI framework.
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> For example if i need to set an ip address in linux:
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> ifconfig eth0 172.16.25.125
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> I should be able to use python to do the above.
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> 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)
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> The problem is lack of documentation with examples on how to use the above.
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> Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
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> Regards & Thanks,
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> Vij



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