argparse — Command-Line Option and Argument Parsing — PyMOTW 3

The argparse module includes tools for building command line argument and option processors. It was added to Python 2.7 as a replacement for optparse . The implementation of argparse supports features that would not have been easy to add to optparse , and that would have required backwards-incompatible API changes, so a new module was brought into the library instead. optparse is now deprecated.

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