GetOpt.PHP is a library for command-line argument processing. It supports PHP version 5.4 and above.
- Supports both short (e.g.
-v) and long (e.g.
- Option aliasing, ie. an option can have both a long and a short version
- Cumulative short options (e.g.
- Two alternative notations for long options with arguments:
- Collapsed short options (e.g.
-a -b -c), also with an argument for the last option (e.g.
-ab 1instead of
-a -b 1)
- Two alternative notations for short options with arguments:
- Quoted arguments (e.g.
--path "/some path/with spcaces") for string processing
- Options with multiple arguments (e.g.
--domain example.org --domain example.com)
- Operand (positional arguments) specification, validation and limitation
- Command routing with specified options and operands
- Help text generation
- Default argument values
- Argument validation
If you are still using a legacy version of GetOpt.PHP, please consider upgrading to version 3.
Only a few adjustments to your code are required to benefit from a lot of improvements. Refer to the upgrade guide for details.
GetOpt.PHP is published under the MIT License.