go-arg VS flag

Compare go-arg vs flag and see what are their differences.


Struct-based argument parsing in Go (by alexflint)


Flag is a simple but powerful command line option parsing library for Go support infinite level subcommand (by cosiner)
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go-arg flag
2 0
1,420 120
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4.1 1.8
about 2 months ago over 1 year ago
Go Go
BSD 2-clause "Simplified" License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of go-arg. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-06.


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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing go-arg and flag you can also consider the following projects:

pflag - Drop-in replacement for Go's flag package, implementing POSIX/GNU-style --flags.

argparse - Argparse for golang. Just because `flag` sucks

cobra - A Commander for modern Go CLI interactions

kingpin - CONTRIBUTIONS ONLY: A Go (golang) command line and flag parser

urfave/cli - A simple, fast, and fun package for building command line apps in Go

docopt.go - A command-line arguments parser that will make you smile.

go-flags - go command line option parser

viper - Go configuration with fangs

OPS - ops - build and run nanos unikernels

CONFLATE - Library providing routines to merge and validate JSON, YAML and/or TOML files