There are several ways to populate the parser with options. The
preferred way is by using
OptionParser.add_option(), as shown in
section 14.3.2, the tutorial. add_option() can be called in one of two
The other alternative is to pass a list of pre-constructed Option instances to the OptionParser constructor, as in:
option_list = [ make_option("-f", "--filename", action="store", type="string", dest="filename"), make_option("-q", "--quiet", action="store_false", dest="verbose"), ] parser = OptionParser(option_list=option_list)
(make_option() is a factory function for creating Option instances; currently it is an alias for the Option constructor. A future version of optparse may split Option into several classes, and make_option() will pick the right class to instantiate. Do not instantiate Option directly.)
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