cmdargs-0.9.5: Command line argument processing

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Module for implementing CmdArgs helpers. A CmdArgs helper is an external program, that helps a user construct the command line arguments. To use a helper set the environment variable $CMDARGS_HELPER (or $CMDARGS_HELPER_YOURPROGRAM) to one of:

  • echo foo will cause foo to be used as the command arguments.
  • cmdargs-browser will cause a web browser to appear to help entering the arguments. For this command to work, you will need to install the cmdargs-browser package:


Called by the main program



:: String

Name of the command to run, e.g. echo argument, cmdargs-browser

-> Mode a

Mode to run remotely

-> [String]

Initial set of command line flags (not supported by all helpers)

-> IO (Either String [String])

Either an error message, or a list of flags to use

Run a remote command line entry.

Called by the helper program

data Unknown Source

Unknown value, representing the values stored within the Mode structure. While the values are not observable, they behave identically to the original values.

receive :: IO (Mode Unknown)Source

Receive information about the mode to display.

reply :: Either String [String] -> IO ()Source

Send a reply with either an error, or a list of flags to use. This function exits the helper program.

comment :: String -> IO ()Source

Send a comment which will be displayed on the calling console, mainly useful for debugging.