Commit de47cf8f authored by Guido Trotter's avatar Guido Trotter
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Add support for command aliases

Passing a new aliases dict to generic main we can easily support aliases for
compatibility reasons or simply useability.

Reviewed-by: iustinp
parent 6e5e91a1
......@@ -218,7 +218,7 @@ class CliOption(Option):
cli_option = CliOption
def _ParseArgs(argv, commands):
def _ParseArgs(argv, commands, aliases):
"""Parses the command line and return the function which must be
executed together with its arguments
......@@ -227,6 +227,7 @@ def _ParseArgs(argv, commands):
commands: dictionary with special contents, see the design doc for
cmdline handling
aliases: dictionary with command aliases {'alias': 'target, ...}
if len(argv) == 0:
......@@ -240,7 +241,8 @@ def _ParseArgs(argv, commands):
# argument. does it the same.
if len(argv) < 2 or argv[1] not in commands.keys():
if len(argv) < 2 or not (argv[1] in commands or
argv[1] in aliases:
# let's do a nice thing
sortedcmds = commands.keys()
......@@ -262,7 +264,20 @@ def _ParseArgs(argv, commands):
print "%-*s %s" % (mlen, "", line)
return None, None, None
# get command, unalias it, and look it up in commands
cmd = argv.pop(1)
if cmd in aliases:
if cmd in commands:
raise errors.ProgrammerError("Alias '%s' overrides an existing"
" command" % cmd)
if aliases[cmd] not in commands:
raise errors.ProgrammerError("Alias '%s' maps to non-existing"
" command '%s'" % (cmd, aliases[cmd]))
cmd = aliases[cmd]
func, nargs, parser_opts, usage, description = commands[cmd]
parser = OptionParser(option_list=parser_opts,
......@@ -420,7 +435,7 @@ def FormatError(err):
return retcode, obuf.getvalue().rstrip('\n')
def GenericMain(commands, override=None):
def GenericMain(commands, override=None, aliases=None):
"""Generic main function for all the gnt-* commands.
......@@ -429,6 +444,7 @@ def GenericMain(commands, override=None):
- override: if not None, we expect a dictionary with keys that will
override command line options; this can be used to pass
options from the scripts to generic functions
- aliases: dictionary with command aliases {'alias': 'target, ...}
# save the program name and the entire command line for later logging
......@@ -443,7 +459,10 @@ def GenericMain(commands, override=None):
binary = "<unknown program>"
old_cmdline = ""
func, options, args = _ParseArgs(sys.argv, commands)
if aliases is None:
aliases = {}
func, options, args = _ParseArgs(sys.argv, commands, aliases)
if func is None: # parse error
return 1
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