A tiny and fast command line arguments parser.


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A tiny and fast command line arguments parser.

:rocket: Migration from 3.x.x to 4.x.x

As of 4.0.0 the scope of this package will be to simply parse

arguments. Use tilda

for a high-level interface for building cli tools.

:cloud: Installation

# Using npm
npm install --save clp

# Using yarn
yarn add clp

:clipboard: Example

#!/usr/bin/env node

const clp = require("clp");

console.log(clp(["grep", "-ri", "foo"]));
// { _: [ 'grep' ], r: true, i: 'foo' }

console.log(clp(["--name", "Johnny", "-a", "20", "--location", "Earth", "--no-student"]));
// { _: [], name: 'Johnny', a: 20, location: 'Earth', student: false }

:question: Get Help

There are few ways to get help:

  1. Please post questions on Stack Overflow. You can open issues with questions, as long you add a link to your Stack Overflow question.
  2. For bug reports and feature requests, open issues. :bug:
  3. For direct and quick help, you can use Codementor. :rocket:

:memo: Documentation


Parses the cli arguments.


  • Array args: The arguments to parse (default: the process arguments).


  • Object An object containing the parsed arguments.

:yum: How to contribute

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:cake: Thanks

This package is heavily based on minimist. :sparkles:

:dizzy: Where is this library used?

If you are using this library in one of your projects, add it in this list. :sparkles:

  • tilda
  • diable
  • a-csv
  • engine-tools
  • ghcal
  • name-it
  • namy
  • no-one-left-behind
  • wrabbit
  • arc-asm
  • gh-notifier
  • emojer-cli
  • github-emojify
  • github-labeller
  • image-to-ascii-cli
  • git-stats-importer
  • github-stats
  • kindly-license
  • npmreserve
  • namly
  • tithe
  • ssh-remote
  • rucksack.js
  • tinyreq-cli
  • cdnjs-importer
  • electron-comrade
  • @isysd/gpm
  • ssb-chat
  • gpm
  • photon-browser
  • 3abn
  • birthday
  • git-issues

:scroll: License

MIT © Ionică Bizău

If you find any bugs or have a feature request, please open an issue on github!

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