rang VS CLI11

Compare rang vs CLI11 and see what are their differences.


A Minimal, Header only Modern c++ library for terminal goodies 💄✨ (by agauniyal)


CLI11 is a command line parser for C++11 and beyond that provides a rich feature set with a simple and intuitive interface. (by CLIUtils)
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rang CLI11
3 12
1,445 3,065
- 2.2%
0.0 8.5
8 months ago 9 days ago
C++ C++
The Unlicense GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Stars - the number of stars that a project has on GitHub. Growth - month over month growth in stars.
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For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.


Posts with mentions or reviews of rang. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-31.


Posts with mentions or reviews of CLI11. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-03-13.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing rang and CLI11 you can also consider the following projects:

jarro2783/cxxopts - Lightweight C++ command line option parser

clipp - easy to use, powerful & expressive command line argument parsing for modern C++ / single header / usage & doc generation

gflags - The gflags package contains a C++ library that implements commandline flags processing. It includes built-in support for standard types such as string and the ability to define flags in the source file in which they are used. Online documentation available at:

args - A simple header-only C++ argument parser library. Supposed to be flexible and powerful, and attempts to be compatible with the functionality of the Python standard argparse library (though not necessarily the API).

Boost.Program_options - Boost.org program_options module

Vcpkg - C++ Library Manager for Windows, Linux, and MacOS

Ncurses - ncurses Git mirror

tclap - Templatized C++ Command Line Parser mirror

Argh! - Argh! A minimalist argument handler.

conan - Conan - The open-source C and C++ package manager

indicators - Activity Indicators for Modern C++