Python ‘argparse’ Module

The ‘argparse’ module in Python is the easy to make user-friendly, powerful command-line interfaces. Depending upon the arguments defined in the program, ‘argparse’ has ability to parse the arguments passed to the script from the ‘sys.argv’ attribute in the back-end.

 

The ‘argparse’ module can also generates help and usage messages automatically and throw issues, errors in case program was passed invalid arguments.

 

 

 

If you want to know more about ‘argeparse’ module, try the Python help system full detailed help information

 

 

PowerShell Param() statement

PowerShell allows users to create parameterized scripts, or in other words script files that can accept arguments using ‘param()’ statement, which is simply a list of comma separated variables prefixed by data types like ‘[int]’, ‘[string]’, ‘[bool]’ etc, these variables act as a parameter names.

 

If you are using ‘Param’ statement in your script, then it should be the first thing (first-line) at the top of everything command that executes in a script.
You can also define default values to these parameters using the assignment operator (‘=’)

 

 

To call such parameterized scripts in PoweShell, you have to provide the path of the script and after a space use name of parameter prefixed with a hyphen (‘-‘) like ‘-UserName <value>’ to pass arguments to the script parameter.

 


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