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Python argparse - the Perl Getopt equivalent

Little known tricks in using Python argparse

Kamal Raj Guptha R
May 14, 2020 · 3 min read
Python programmer
NoteThe getopt module is a parser for command line options whose API is designed to be familiar to users of the C getopt() function. Users who are unfamiliar with the C getopt() function or who would like to write less code and get better help and error messages should consider using the argparse module instead.

Case insensitive input

Choices & default value for it

Dependent command line arguments

1 argument 3-in-1 values

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