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process.argv

0.6.0 • Public • Published

process.argv.js

light-weight CLI arguments parser

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Synopsis

#!/usr/bin/env node
 
const argv = require("process.argv");
const processArgv = argv(process.argv.slice(2));
 
// apply CLI options onto defaults: --foo=AAA --bar-buz=BBB
const config = processArgv({
  foo: "AAA",
  bar: {
    buz: "BBB"
  }
});
 
// show help message if --help given
if (config.help) {
  require("fs").createReadStream(__dirname + "/help.md").pipe(process.stderr);
  process.exit(1);
}
 
// rest of CLI arguments
const args = config["--"] || [];
args.forEach(function(arg) {
  console.log(arg);
});

CLI

node cli.js --foo=aaa --bar-buz=bbb file1 file2 file3

TypeScript

import argv from "process.argv";
 
const processArgv = argv(process.argv.slice(2));
 
interface Config {
    foo: string;
    bar: {
        buz: string;
    },
    qux?: boolean;
}
 
const config = processArgv<Config>({
    foo: "AAA",
    bar: {
        buz: "BBB"
    }
});

FAQ

Q. Shortcut name such as -f, instead of --force?

A. Use more readable name --force at the 21st century.

Q. Built-in help message feature?

A. Prepare documentation file which is more useful for users.

Q. Space separator --foo bar, instead of equal separator --foo=bar?

A. It's not supported as this module which prefers less configuration.

Q. Using character - itself within a parameter key name?

A. Escape special characters: %2D for -. %3D for =. %25 for %.

Q. Using character . within a parameter key name?

A. . is the special character used internally. It's not available in a key.

Install

npm install --save process.argv

Repository

License

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2016-2020 Yusuke Kawasaki

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

Install

npm i process.argv

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