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cliar 1.1.6

Cliar lets you create powerful commandline interfaces from regular Python classes. Using type hints, you can add validation and on-the-fly parsing.

Create CLIs from Python classes. Make them powerful with type hints.

Cliar is a Python tool that helps you create commandline interfaces:

from cliar import CLI

class Git(CLI):
    '''Git clone created with Cliar'''

    def clone(self, repo, dir='.'):
        '''Clone a git repo from REPO to DIR.'''

        print('Cloning from %s to %s' % (repo, dir))

if __name__ == '__main__':

Run the script:

$ python clone -d baz
Cloning from to baz


Cliar runs with Python 3.5+ on Windows, Linux, and Mac. There are no external dependencies.


Install Cliar from PyPI with pip:

$ pip install cliar

You can install Cliar on CentOS 6 with yum from Gleb Goncharov’s public repo:

$ yum install -y python-cliar

Hello World

from cliar import CLI

class Hello(CLI):
    def hello(self, name='world'):
        print('Hello ' + name + '!')

if __name__ == '__main__':
python hello --name Bob
Hello Bob!


Cliar is designed to help you create CLIs quickly. For the sake of simplicity, some features are unavailable:

  • You can’t add help text for individual arguments. You can add help text for individual commands with docstrings though.
  • You can’t have 3rd-level commands.
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