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Command-line parsing library for Python

Optik is a powerful, flexible, extensible, easy-to-use command line parsing library for Python. Using Optik, you can add intelligent, sophisticated handling of command line options to your scripts with very little overhead. Optik implements the conventional GNU/Unix commandline syntax. Features include typed options (if you say you want an integer, you'll get an integer) and automatic help generation.


Basic and advanced user guides included



version 1.5.1 (stable)
released on 23 July 2006

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Janet Casey

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19 December 2001

Leaders and contributors

Greg Ward Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=38019
Bug TrackingVCS Repository Webviewhttp://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=38019&atid=421097
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/optik-users
Python (Ref)https://pypi.org/project/optik

Software prerequisites

Required to usePython 2.0 or greater

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 3 April 2018.


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