Command line arguments parser for PHP 5.4 - 7.1

3.0.0 2017-08-18 04:34 UTC


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GetOpt.PHP is a library for command-line argument processing. It supports PHP version 5.4 and above.


  • Supports both short (eg. -v) and long (eg. --version) options
  • Option aliasing, ie. an option can have both a long and a short version
  • Collapsed short options (eg. -abc instead of -a -b -c)
  • Cumulative options (eg. -vvv)
  • Options may take optional or mandatory arguments
  • Two alternative notations for long options with arguments: --option value and --option=value
  • Collapsed short options with mandatory argument at the end (eg. -ab 1 instead of -a -b 1)
  • Quoted arguments (eg. --path "/some path/with spcaces")



GetOpt.PHP is published under the MIT License.