Creating Command Line Tools With Python
Standard library support for parsing command lines
getopt C-style command line parser
The Argparse Tutorial is an excellent read for getting you started with creating command line tools.
Other articles on Python command line tools
For sysadmins familiar with Bash scripting: Beginner Level, circa 02/2008
Using Python To Create Unix Commandline Tools: Beginning/Intermediate Level
- Summary: An introductory article on how to create command line tools with Python. A beginner should learn how to create command line tool after finishing.
Command line tool with optparse, subprocess, and logging: Beginning/Intermediate level
- Summary: This script provides shortcuts for using a Git repository but the script could be used as a template for other shell tools.
PyCon2008 Presentation on Command Line Tools: Intermediate Level