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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


Download version 1.4 (stable)
released on 30 October 2002

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
BSD 3ClauseJanet Casey19 December 2001

Leaders and contributors

Greg Ward Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Software prerequisites

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Required to use Python 2.0 or greater

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 30 October 2002.


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