author Alexander Solovyov <>
Tue, 02 Nov 2010 13:38:15 +0100
changeset 130 8d3e644647f8
parent 100 78a1e77609e6
child 151 6282c2c87394
permissions -rw-r--r--
0.9.12 release


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Opster is a command line parser, intended to make writing command line
applications easy and painless. It uses built-in Python types (lists,
dictionaries, etc) to define options, which makes configuration clear and
concise. Additionally it contains possibility to handle subcommands (i.e.
``hg commit`` or ``svn update``).


 - parsing arguments from sys.argv or custom strings
 - converting from string to appropriate Python objects
 - help message generation
 - positional and named arguments
 - subcommands support
 - short, clean and concise definitions
 - ability to shorten names of subcommand and long options

What's nice

 - Opster is a `single file`_, which means that you can easily include it with
   your application
 - When you've decorated function as command, you can continue to use it as
   usual Python function.
 - It's easy to switch between usual command line options parser and

Read more in :doc:`overview`.

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