Python: Using argparse to pass arguments into python script

Programming, Technology

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While doing some QA tasks, I got a case which I need to add and delete domain names from hundreds of categorized text files time after time.

Since it was repetitive and cost me time to perform it, I decided to create python script for automating that case.

Inspired by simplicity of linux command: ls which has several arguments with distinct functionalities, I also want my python script to be able to run multiple functions.

To accommodate that, I need to separate the input arguments.

After doing internet research, I found argparse solving this issue. With argparse library, user can pass arguments into python script.

Let’s write this argparse script.