The Question : 333 people think this question is useful Suppose I have the following argparse snippet: Currently, --help returns: I would prefer something like: Peeking at the help formatter code revealed limited options. Is there a clever way to get argparse to print the default value for --scan-time in a similar fashion, or should
The Question : 371 people think this question is useful I’m using argparse in Python 2.7 for parsing input options. One of my options is a multiple choice. I want to make a list in its help text, e.g. However, argparse strips all newlines and consecutive spaces. The result looks like ~/Downloads:52$ python2.7 x.py -h
The Question : 382 people think this question is useful How do I add an optional flag to my command line args? eg. so I can write or I tried But I just get an error message saying which I take it means that it wants an argument value for the -w option. What’s the
The Question : 515 people think this question is useful I am trying to pass a list as an argument to a command line program. Is there an argparse option to pass a list as option? Script is called like below The Question Comments : Use nargs='+' then call python test.py -l 265340 268738 270774
The Question : 547 people think this question is useful The documentation for the argparse python module, while excellent I’m sure, is too much for my tiny beginner brain to grasp right now. I don’t need to do math on the command line or meddle with formatting lines on the screen or change option characters.
The Question : 690 people think this question is useful I have a script which is meant to be used like this: usage: installer.py dir [-h] [-v] dir is a positional argument which is defined like this: I want the dir to be optional: when it’s not specified it should just be cwd. Unfortunately when
The Question : 695 people think this question is useful I would like to use argparse to parse boolean command-line arguments written as “–foo True” or “–foo False”. For example: However, the following test code does not do what I would like: Sadly, parsed_args.my_bool evaluates to True. This is the case even when I change