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From Joël Royer (JIRA) <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (CLI-179) Needs "standalone" options that can be used even if required options are not set
Date Tue, 02 Jun 2009 09:01:07 GMT

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Joël Royer commented on CLI-179:
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I suggest adding a method isStandalone (true/false) to the OptionBuilder class.
The parser would authorize the use of standalone options without required options.

> Needs "standalone" options that can be used even if required options are not set
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CLI-179
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CLI-179
>             Project: Commons CLI
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Parser
>    Affects Versions: 1.2
>            Reporter: Joël Royer
>             Fix For: 1.4
>
>
> it is currently impossible to have options like "help" or "version" if we also have some
required options. The parsing results in an error "Missing parameters".
> But for an "help" or "version" option, it would be usefull to display the wanted information,
even if required options are not set.

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