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From "Remko Popma (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (GROOVY-8592) Migrate command line tools to picocli version of CliBuilder
Date Sat, 26 May 2018 03:34:00 GMT


Remko Popma commented on GROOVY-8592:

I had a quick look at the usage help message for groovysh again this morning and I didn’t
see anything special, so I believe that the HelpFormatter can safely be omitted. 

Thanks again for your help with this ticket!

I hope I’ll get to my PC tonight and will be able to submit a PR with completion scripts
for GROOVY-8605, that would top things off nicely. Would be nice to have that in 2.5.0 GA,
but if if it doesn’t make it in, a subsequent 2.5.x release would be fine too. 

> Migrate command line tools to picocli version of CliBuilder
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: GROOVY-8592
>                 URL:
>             Project: Groovy
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: command line processing
>    Affects Versions: 2.5.0-rc-3
>            Reporter: Remko Popma
>            Assignee: Paul King
>            Priority: Major
>             Fix For: 2.5.0
> The following command line tools use either {{groovy.cli.commons.CliBuilder}} or implicitly
use {{groovy.util.CliBuilder}} which delegates to the commons-cli version of CliBuilder:
> * groovyConsole (groovy.ui.Console)
> * groovydoc (
> * groovysh (
> This ticket proposes to use {{groovy.cli.picocli.CliBuilder}} instead, so that all command
line tools in the {{bin}} directory of the Groovy distribution show usage help in ANSI colors.

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