Python Package – begins
Need to convert a Python function into a command line tool? Take a look at begins:
Command line programs for lazy humans.
The following is an example from the documentation:
# holygrail_py3.py import begin @begin.start def run(name: 'What, is your name?', quest: 'What, is your quest?', colour: 'What, is your favourite colour?'): pass
run function as above automatically creates the following command:
usage: holygrail_py3.py [-h] -n NAME -q QUEST -c COLOUR optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -n NAME, --name NAME What, is your name? -q QUEST, --quest QUEST What, is your quest? -c COLOUR, --colour COLOUR What, is your favourite colour?
Fire is an alternative package, that is more customisable (allows sub-commands) but it’s help command is more obtuse (
command -- -help).