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Library to build command line interfaces (CLIs) based on and 100% compatible with Click. It's like using Click but with more built-in features: option groups, constraints (e.g. mutually exclusive params), command aliases, help themes, "did you mean ...?" suggestions and more.

by Gianluca Gippetto

2.0.0.post1 (see all)License:BSD 3-Clause
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Overview

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Cloup — originally from "Cl\ick + option gr\ oup\s" — enriches Click <https://github.com/pallets/click>_ with several features that make it more expressive and configurable:

  • option groups and an (optional) help section for positional arguments

  • constraints, like mutually_exclusive, that can be applied to option groups or to any group of parameters, even conditionally

  • subcommand aliases

  • subcommands sections, i.e. the possibility to organize the subcommands of a Group in multiple help sections

  • a themeable HelpFormatter that:

    • has more parameters for adjusting widths and spacing, which can be provided at the context and command level
    • use a different layout when the terminal width is below a certain threshold in order to improve readability
  • suggestions like "did you mean ?" when you mistype a subcommand.

Moreover, Cloup improves on IDE support providing decorators with detailed type hints and adding the static methods Context.settings() and HelpFormatter.settings() for creating dictionaries of settings.

Cloup is statically type-checked with MyPy in strict mode and extensively tested against multiple versions of Python with nearly 100% coverage.

A simple example

.. code-block:: python

from cloup import (
    HelpFormatter, HelpTheme, Style,
    command, option, option_group
)
from cloup.constraints import RequireAtLeast, mutually_exclusive

# Check the docs for all available arguments of HelpFormatter and HelpTheme.
formatter_settings = HelpFormatter.settings(
    theme=HelpTheme(
        invoked_command=Style(fg='bright_yellow'),
        heading=Style(fg='bright_white', bold=True),
        constraint=Style(fg='magenta'),
        col1=Style(fg='bright_yellow'),
    )
)

# In a multi-command app, you can pass formatter_settings as part
# of your context_settings so that they are propagated to subcommands.
@command(formatter_settings=formatter_settings)
@option_group(
    "Cool options",
    option('--foo', help='This text should describe the option --foo.'),
    option('--bar', help='This text should describe the option --bar.'),
    constraint=mutually_exclusive,
)
@option_group(
    "Other cool options",
    "This is the optional description of this option group.",
    option('--pippo', help='This text should describe the option --pippo.'),
    option('--pluto', help='This text should describe the option --pluto.'),
    constraint=RequireAtLeast(1),
)
def cmd(**kwargs):
    """This is the command description."""
    pass

if __name__ == '__main__':
    cmd(prog_name='invoked-command')

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If you don't provide --pippo or --pluto:

.. code-block:: text

Usage: invoked-command [OPTIONS]
Try 'invoked-command --help' for help.

Error: at least 1 of the following parameters must be set:
  --pippo
  --pluto

This simple example just scratches the surface. Read more in the documentation (links below).

Supporting the project

Designing, testing and documenting a library takes a lot of time. The most concrete way to show your appreciation and to support future development is by donating. Any amount is appreciated.

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Apart from that, you can help the project by starring it on GitHub, reporting issues, proposing improvements and contributing with your code!

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Links

  • Documentation (release | development)
  • Changelog <https://cloup.readthedocs.io/en/stable/pages/changelog.html>_
  • GitHub repository <https://github.com/janLuke/cloup>_
  • Q&A and discussions <https://github.com/janLuke/cloup/discussions>_

.. _release: https://cloup.readthedocs.io/en/stable/#user-guide .. _development: https://cloup.readthedocs.io/en/latest/#user-guide

Thanks

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* - |JetBrainsLogo|
  - A big thank to `JetBrains <https://www.jetbrains.com/>`_ for providing me with a free license for their IDEs.
    If you're developing a non-commercial open-source project, you may consider applying for a free license too.
    You find all details at `this link <https://jb.gg/OpenSourceSupport>`_. Note that this license can be used only
    to develop non-commercial projects.

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