CLI framework using python

Naoki INADA songofacandy at gmail.com
Tue Oct 14 16:15:35 CEST 2014


Click_ is another CLI framework.

It support multi-level nested command like git and it has some nice utilities.

I love it's design.






.. _click: http://click.pocoo.org/3/




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On Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 10:35 PM, vijnaana bhairava <vijnaana at gmail.com>
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> 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,
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 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,
>> 
>> Vij
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