> On Aug 15, 2006, at 14:45, benjohn / fysh.org wrote:
>
>>
>> I've been writing a few unix scripts recently. I'm very much
>> feeling the
>> need for a framework that will let me build scripts and not worry
>> about
>> such common functionality as:
>>
>>   * providing parameters through the command line and config files, or
>> falling back to program specified defaults.
>>   * getting help on command usage (perhaps via embedded rdoc).
>>
>> I would imagine there is a developed framework out there to do this
>> kind
>> of thing?
>
> The optparse library is distributed along with Ruby, and will
> probably do a large part of what you're after.  And don't forget
> about ARGF.

:) Thanks for the ARGF pointer. Optparse is the right kind of thing to
be using, but I was hoping for more.

Cheers,
  Benjohn