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From "Richard (Jira)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CLI-298) Define CLI options via configuration file
Date Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:25:00 GMT

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Richard commented on CLI-298:
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BTW, I had no idea what to affects/fix versions so if this seems erroneous you know why.

Help appreciated in filling this out correctly. I added the label newbie to emphasize this.

> Define CLI options via configuration file
> -----------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CLI-298
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CLI-298
>             Project: Commons CLI
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: CLI-2.x
>    Affects Versions: 1.5
>            Reporter: Richard
>            Priority: Trivial
>              Labels: newbie, pull-request-available, ready-to-commit
>             Fix For: 1.5
>
>   Original Estimate: 336h
>  Remaining Estimate: 336h
>
> Create a configuration that enables users to define CLI options via a configuration file.
Such configuration would normally pre-defined and bundled inside the executable jar running
the application. This would reduce the amount of code required to define command line options
and introduce the ability to do a lot of the checking a user does (such as converting values
to integers, files, checking if integers are above/below a certain amount, checking that files
or directories do/don't exist etc.) For security purposes, at compile time calculate an MD5
for the application, if this doesn't match at runtime warn of corrupted file exception.
>  
> Code already started with a pull request at [https://github.com/zendawg/commons-cli]
underneath the branch named "cli-configuration".
> Apologies in advance, never contributed to Apache SWF before.



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