cliff – Command Line Interface Formulation Framework – version 0.5

cliff is a framework for building command line programs. It uses
setuptools entry points to provide subcommands, output formatters, and
other extensions.

What’s New In This Release?

  • Asking for help about a command by prefix lists all matching
  • Add formatters for HTML, JSON, and YAML.


Documentation for cliff is hosted on


Use pip:

$ pip install cliff

See the installation guide for more details.