McMaster.Extensions.CommandLineUtils 2.1.0-rc

Command-line parsing API. A community-maintained fork of Microsoft.Extensions.CommandLineUtils, plus extras.
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This is a prerelease version of McMaster.Extensions.CommandLineUtils.
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Install-Package McMaster.Extensions.CommandLineUtils -Version 2.1.0-rc
dotnet add package McMaster.Extensions.CommandLineUtils --version 2.1.0-rc
<PackageReference Include="McMaster.Extensions.CommandLineUtils" Version="2.1.0-rc" />
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paket add McMaster.Extensions.CommandLineUtils --version 2.1.0-rc
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Release Notes

New features:
- Attributes. Simplify command line argument definitions by adding attributes to a class that represents options and arguments.
   - Options defined as [Option] or [Argument], [Subcommand].
   - Command parsing options can be defined with [Command] and [Subcmomand].
   - Special options include [HelpOption] and [VersionOption].
   - Validation. You can use [Required] and any other ValidationAttribute to validate input on options and arguments.
- Async from end to end. Using C# 7.1 and attribute binding, your console app can be async from top to bottom.
- Required options and arguments. Added CommandOption.IsRequired() and CommandArgument.IsRequired().

- Prompt.GetYesNo, Prompt.GetPassword, and more. Added API for interactively getting responses on the console.
- Added OptionAttribute, ArgumentAttribute, CommandAttribute, SubcommandAttribute, HelpOptionAttribute, and VersionOptionAttribute.
- CommandLineApplication.Execute<TApp>() - executes an app where TApp uses attributes to define its options
- CommandLineApplication.ExecuteAsync<TApp>() - sample thing, but async.
- CommandLineApplication.ResponseFileHandling - the parser can treat arguments that begin with '@' as response files.
  Response files contain arguments that will be treated as if they were passed on command line.

Minor bug fixes:
- Add return types to .VerboseOption() and ensure .HasValue() is true when HelpOption or VerboseOption are matched
- Fix a NullReferenceException in some edge cases when parsing args
- Fix bug where DotNetExe.FullPath might return the wrong location of the dotnet.exe file

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Version History

Version Downloads Last updated
2.4.0-beta.99 16 8/24/2019
2.4.0-beta.81 245 7/26/2019
2.4.0-alpha.70 133 6/20/2019
2.3.4 73,171 4/11/2019
2.3.3 36,270 3/11/2019
2.3.2 56,763 2/5/2019
2.3.1 15,252 1/19/2019
2.3.0 46,631 1/1/2019
2.3.0-rc.460 262 12/15/2018
2.3.0-beta 725 12/4/2018
2.3.0-alpha 1,955 10/3/2018
2.2.5 215,662 7/2/2018
2.2.4 39,314 5/25/2018
2.2.3 18,544 5/11/2018
2.2.2 19,711 4/28/2018
2.2.1 9,607 4/11/2018
2.2.0 107,863 3/31/2018
2.2.0-rc 810 3/23/2018
2.2.0-beta 547 3/8/2018
2.2.0-alpha 521 2/20/2018
2.1.1 53,511 12/28/2017
2.1.0 1,933 12/13/2017
2.1.0-rc 497 12/7/2017
2.1.0-beta 1,433 11/22/2017
2.1.0-alpha 404 11/11/2017
2.0.1 5,700 10/13/2017
2.0.0 4,403 9/16/2017
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