Category

Command Line Option Parsers

Utilities to process arguments to terminal command line programs easily

slop

10.68
A DSL for gathering options and parsing command line flags
 Popularity
Downloads
72,586,770
Stars
917
Forks
55
Watchers
17
 Releases
Current version
4.6.2
Total releases
75
First release
Latest release
 Activity
Issue Closure Rate
96%
Pull Request Acceptance Rate
77%
Average date of last 50 commits
within last 2 years
Reverse Dependencies
420

highline

9.18
A high-level IO library that provides validation, type conversion, and more for command-line interfaces. HighLine also includes a complete menu system that can crank out anything from simple list selection to complete shells with just minutes of work.
 Popularity
Downloads
61,329,954
Stars
1,067
Forks
121
Watchers
25
 Releases
Current version
2.0.0
Total releases
62
First release
Latest release
 Activity
Issue Closure Rate
87%
Pull Request Acceptance Rate
90%
Average date of last 50 commits
within last 2 years
Reverse Dependencies
1,368

mixlib-cli

4.08
A simple mixin for CLI interfaces, including option parsing
 Popularity
Downloads
14,205,384
 Releases
Current version
1.7.0
Total releases
10
First release
Latest release
 Activity
Reverse Dependencies
110

trollop

4.06
Trollop is a commandline option parser for Ruby that just gets out of your way. **DEPRECATION** This gem has been renamed to optimist and will no longer be supported. Please switch to optimist as soon as possible.
 Popularity
Downloads
27,934,301
Stars
131
Forks
24
Watchers
15
 Releases
Current version
2.9.9
Total releases
31
First release
Latest release
 Activity
Issue Closure Rate
63%
Pull Request Acceptance Rate
83%
Average date of last 50 commits
within last 2 years
Reverse Dependencies
749

cocaine

3.61
A small library for doing (command) lines
 Popularity
Downloads
23,379,927
Stars
806
Forks
56
Watchers
49
 Releases
Current version
0.6.0
Total releases
22
First release
Latest release
 Activity
Issue Closure Rate
100%
Pull Request Acceptance Rate
57%
Average date of last 50 commits
more than 2 years ago
Reverse Dependencies
83

gli

3.16
Build command-suite CLI apps that are awesome. Bootstrap your app, add commands, options and documentation while maintaining a well-tested idiomatic command-line app
 Popularity
Downloads
11,003,553
 Releases
Current version
2.18.0
Total releases
74
First release
Latest release
 Activity
Reverse Dependencies
458

clamp

1.22
Clamp provides an object-model for command-line utilities. It handles parsing of command-line options, and generation of usage help.
 Popularity
Downloads
7,620,705
Stars
351
Forks
40
Watchers
11
 Releases
Current version
1.3.0
Total releases
36
First release
Latest release
 Activity
Issue Closure Rate
96%
Pull Request Acceptance Rate
63%
Average date of last 50 commits
within last year
Reverse Dependencies
185

commander

1.21
The complete solution for Ruby command-line executables. Commander bridges the gap between other terminal related libraries you know and love (OptionParser, HighLine), while providing many new features, and an elegant API.
 Popularity
Downloads
7,104,576
Stars
586
Forks
51
Watchers
15
 Releases
Current version
4.4.7
Total releases
34
First release
Latest release
 Activity
Issue Closure Rate
68%
Pull Request Acceptance Rate
69%
Average date of last 50 commits
within last 2 years
Reverse Dependencies
524

choice

0.76
Choice is a simple little gem for easily defining and parsing command line options with a friendly DSL.
 Popularity
Downloads
4,899,175
Stars
171
Forks
18
Watchers
6
 Releases
Current version
0.2.0
Total releases
9
First release
Latest release
 Activity
Pull Request Acceptance Rate
47%
Average date of last 50 commits
more than 2 years ago
Reverse Dependencies
88

cri

0.63
Cri allows building easy-to-use command-line interfaces with support for subcommands.
 Popularity
Downloads
4,121,867
Stars
84
Forks
16
Watchers
6
 Releases
Current version
2.15.2
Total releases
33
First release
Latest release
 Activity
Issue Closure Rate
90%
Pull Request Acceptance Rate
86%
Average date of last 50 commits
within last year
Reverse Dependencies
46

docopt

0.4
Isn't it awesome how `optparse` and other option parsers generate help and usage-messages based on your code?! Hell no! You know what's awesome? It's when the option parser *is* generated based on the help and usage-message that you write in a docstring! That's what docopt does!
 Popularity
Downloads
1,787,461
Stars
443
Forks
36
Watchers
21
 Releases
Current version
0.6.1
Total releases
7
First release
Latest release
 Activity
Issue Closure Rate
76%
Pull Request Acceptance Rate
50%
Average date of last 50 commits
more than 2 years ago
Reverse Dependencies
88

methadone

0.27
Methadone provides a lot of small but useful features for developing a command-line app, including an opinionated bootstrapping process, some helpful cucumber steps, and some classes to bridge logging and output into a simple, unified, interface
 Popularity
Downloads
672,374
Stars
525
Forks
46
Watchers
8
 Releases
Current version
2.0.2
Total releases
45
First release
Latest release
 Activity
Issue Closure Rate
94%
Pull Request Acceptance Rate
84%
Average date of last 50 commits
within last 2 years
Reverse Dependencies
139

cmdparse

0.16
cmdparse provides classes for parsing (possibly nested) commands on the command line; command line options themselves are parsed using optparse.
 Popularity
Downloads
1,065,859
Stars
15
Forks
4
Watchers
5
 Releases
Current version
3.0.3
Total releases
17
First release
Latest release
 Activity
Issue Closure Rate
100%
Pull Request Acceptance Rate
100%
Average date of last 50 commits
more than 2 years ago
Reverse Dependencies
33

OptionParser

0.05
A flexible command line option parser.
 Popularity
Downloads
157,663
 Releases
Current version
0.5.1
Total releases
2
First release
Latest release
 Activity
Reverse Dependencies
26

getopt

0.03
The getopt library provides two different command line option parsers. They are meant as easier and more convenient replacements for the command line parsers that ship as part of the Ruby standard library. Please see the README for additional comments.
 Popularity
Downloads
159,262
Stars
10
Forks
1
Watchers
1
 Releases
Current version
1.4.4
Total releases
18
First release
Latest release
 Activity
Pull Request Acceptance Rate
100%
Average date of last 50 commits
more than 2 years ago
Reverse Dependencies
23

clap

0.03
Clap is a small library that can be bundled with your command line application. It covers the simple case of executing code based on the flags or parameters passed.
 Popularity
Downloads
40,286
Stars
90
Forks
6
Watchers
4
 Releases
Current version
1.0.0
Total releases
3
First release
Latest release
 Activity
Issue Closure Rate
100%
Pull Request Acceptance Rate
16%
Average date of last 50 commits
more than 2 years ago
Reverse Dependencies
35

optitron

0.02
Sensible options parsing
 Popularity
Downloads
67,166
 Releases
Current version
0.3.3
Total releases
28
First release
Latest release
 Activity
Reverse Dependencies
13

acclaim

0.02
Command-line option parser and command interface.
 Popularity
Downloads
141,778
Stars
7
Forks
0
Watchers
1
 Releases
Current version
0.5.1
Total releases
21
First release
Latest release
 Activity
Issue Closure Rate
33%
Average date of last 50 commits
more than 2 years ago
Reverse Dependencies
1

micro-optparse

0.02
This is an lightweight option parser, which is less than 80 lines short. It has strong validations and a short, clear and easy to use syntax. Feel free to copy all 80 lines (55 lines without validations / empty lines) into your script rather installing the gem.
 Popularity
Downloads
37,022
Stars
38
Forks
9
Watchers
3
 Releases
Current version
1.2.1
Total releases
11
First release
Latest release
 Activity
Issue Closure Rate
100%
Pull Request Acceptance Rate
28%
Average date of last 50 commits
more than 2 years ago
Reverse Dependencies
15

quickl

0.02
Quickl helps you creating commandline ruby programs. From simple commands with options to complex delegators with subcommands, global and local options.
 Popularity
Downloads
46,063
Stars
49
Forks
0
Watchers
2
 Releases
Current version
0.4.3
Total releases
9
First release
Latest release
 Activity
Issue Closure Rate
100%
Pull Request Acceptance Rate
100%
Average date of last 50 commits
more than 2 years ago
Reverse Dependencies
11

getoptions

0.01
Yet another command line option parser in Ruby, based on Perl's Getopt::Long module.
 Popularity
Downloads
25,954
 Releases
Current version
0.3
Total releases
3
First release
Latest release
 Activity
Reverse Dependencies
7

config_parser

0.01
Parse command-line options into a configuration hash
 Popularity
Downloads
35,395
 Releases
Current version
0.5.5
Total releases
10
First release
Latest release
 Activity
Reverse Dependencies
2

arg0

0.0
It's just here to handle arguments provided to Application. Mainly optional via switches. Currently handles plain-text Console arguments.
 Popularity
Downloads
7,204
Stars
1
Forks
1
Watchers
1
 Releases
Current version
0.0.3
Total releases
3
First release
Latest release
 Activity
Average date of last 50 commits
more than 2 years ago
Reverse Dependencies
3