February 2, 2017    Python

Writing a command-line interface (CLI) is an easy way to extend the functionality and ease of use of any code you write.

Python comes with the built-in module, argparse, that can be used to easily develop command-line interfaces. To speed up the process, I have developed a ‘skeleton’ application that can be forked on github and used to quickly develop CLI programs in python.

The repo has the following features added:

  • Testing with travis-ci and py.test
  • Coverage analysis using coveralls
  • A setup file that will install the command
  • a simple argparse interface

To get started, you should signup for an account on travis-ci and coveralls, and fork the repo!

repo python-cli-skeleton on Github