== trollop

by William Morgan (http://masanjin.net/)

Main page: http://trollop.rubyforge.org

Release announcements and comments: http://all-thing.net/search/label/trollop

Documentation quickstart: See Trollop::options (for some reason rdoc isn't
linking that; it's in the top right of the screen if you're browsing online)
and then Trollop::Parser#opt. Also see the examples at


Trollop is a commandline option parser for Ruby that just gets out of your
way. One line of code per option is all you need to write. For that, you get a
nice automatically-generated help page, robust option parsing, command
subcompletion, and sensible defaults for everything you don't specify.


- Dirt-simple usage.
- Sensible defaults. No tweaking necessary, much tweaking possible.
- Support for long options, short options, short option bundling, and
automatic type validation and conversion.
- Support for subcommands.
- Automatic help message generation, wrapped to current screen width.
- Lots of unit tests.


* A burning desire to write less code.


* gem install trollop


Copyright (c) 2008--2009 William Morgan. Trollop is distributed under the same
terms as Ruby.