Create python command line interface from function definitions
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Create command line interface from function definitions.

Each function will be a subcommand of your application.

Climatik define a function decorator which parse function definition and build a subcommand command line parser.

Optionally argcomplete is supported.


#def command(fnc:Callable)

Build subcommand from function

Subcommand name will be the function name and arguments are parsed to build the command line. Optionally, subcommand name can be passed as parameter:

def test():

Subcommands can be groupped passing group_name paramenter:

def bar()

def baz()

This two functions will be called from command line as group bar and group baz

Each positional argument of the decorated function will be a positional paramenter.

Each optional argument will be an optional flag.

Type hints are used to covert types from command line string. If no type is defined, paramenter are handled as strings.

An argument with bool type is converted to an optional flag parameter (with default sematic as "False")

To create an optional positional paramenter, use the typing.Optional type as hint with the parameter type, e.g. Optional[str]

Function docstring is used to set command's help and description. To set arguments help string, add a line in docstring like

@param argname : argument help


def one(name, debug:bool, value="default", switchoff=True):
    """First subcommand
    @param debug: enable debug output

def two(name:Optional[str] = None, long_param = None):
    "Second subcommand"


$ script -h
usage: script [-h] {one,two} ...

positional arguments:
    one       First subcommand
    two       Second subcommand

optional arguments:
-h, --help  show this help message and exit

$ script one -h
usage: script one [-h] [--debug] [--value VALUE] [--switchoff] name

First subcommand

positional arguments:

optional arguments:
-h, --help     show this help message and exit
--debug        enable debug output
--value VALUE  (default 'default')

$ script two -h
usage: script two [-h] [--long-param LONG_PARAM] [name]

Second subcommand

positional arguments:

optional arguments:
-h, --help            show this help message and exit
--long-param LONG_PARAM

#def group(name:str, help:str = "", description:str = "")

Set command group help and description

If a group named name does not exists, is created

Can be used also as a context manager. Each command defined in context will be added to the group

with group('file', help="Manage files", description="Functions to manage files"):
    def ls():
    def rm():

#def run(prog:str=None, usage:str=None, description:str=None, **kwargs)

Run your application.

Builds the command line parse, with given arguments, and execute the requested function. It's a shorthand for

parser = build_parser(prog, usage, description, **kwargs)

#def execute(parser:argparse.ArgumentParser)

Execute command line from given parser

#def get_parser(*args, **kwargs) -> argparse.ArgumentParser:

Build the command line parser

Arguments are passed to argparse.ArgumentParser constructor