Apache Commons CLI Source Code Files

Apache Commons CLI Source Code Files are provided in the source package file commons-cli-1.5.0-sources.jar.

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package org.apache.commons.cli;

import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.List;

 * The class GnuParser provides an implementation of the {@link Parser#flatten(Options, String[], boolean) flatten}
 * method.
 * @deprecated since 1.3, use the {@link DefaultParser} instead
public class GnuParser extends Parser {
     * This flatten method does so using the following rules:
     * <ol>
     * <li>If an {@link Option} exists for the first character of the {@code arguments} entry <b>AND</b> an
     * {@link Option} does not exist for the whole {@code argument} then add the first character as an option to the
     * processed tokens list e.g. "-D" and add the rest of the entry to the also.</li>
     * <li>Otherwise just add the token to the processed tokens list.</li>
     * </ol>
     * @param options The Options to parse the arguments by.
     * @param arguments The arguments that have to be flattened.
     * @param stopAtNonOption specifies whether to stop flattening when a non option has been encountered
     * @return a String array of the flattened arguments
    protected String[] flatten(final Options options, final String[] arguments, final boolean stopAtNonOption) {
        final List<String> tokens = new ArrayList<>();

        boolean eatTheRest = false;

        for (int i = 0; i < arguments.length; i++) {
            final String arg = arguments[i];

            if ("--".equals(arg)) {
                eatTheRest = true;
            } else if ("-".equals(arg)) {
            } else if (arg.startsWith("-")) {
                final String opt = Util.stripLeadingHyphens(arg);

                if (options.hasOption(opt)) {
                } else if (opt.indexOf('=') != -1 && options.hasOption(opt.substring(0, opt.indexOf('=')))) {
                    // the format is --foo=value or -foo=value
                    tokens.add(arg.substring(0, arg.indexOf('='))); // --foo
                    tokens.add(arg.substring(arg.indexOf('=') + 1)); // value
                } else if (options.hasOption(arg.substring(0, 2))) {
                    // the format is a special properties option (-Dproperty=value)
                    tokens.add(arg.substring(0, 2)); // -D
                    tokens.add(arg.substring(2)); // property=value
                } else {
                    eatTheRest = stopAtNonOption;
            } else {

            if (eatTheRest) {
                for (i++; i < arguments.length; i++) { // NOPMD

        return tokens.toArray(Util.EMPTY_STRING_ARRAY);



Or download all of them as a single archive file:

File name: commons-cli-1.5.0-sources.jar
File size: 63124 bytes
Release date: 2021-10-27


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