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.

You can download commons-cli-1.5.0-src.zip as described in the previous tutorial and go to the "src/main/java/" sub-folder to view Source Code files.

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package org.apache.commons.cli;

import java.io.Serializable;
import java.util.Collection;
import java.util.Iterator;
import java.util.LinkedHashMap;
import java.util.Map;

 * A group of mutually exclusive options.
public class OptionGroup implements Serializable {
    /** The serial version UID. */
    private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;

    /** hold the options */
    private final Map<String, Option> optionMap = new LinkedHashMap<>();

    /** The name of the selected option */
    private String selected;

    /** specified whether this group is required */
    private boolean required;

     * Add the specified {@code Option} to this group.
     * @param option the option to add to this group
     * @return this option group with the option added
    public OptionGroup addOption(final Option option) {
        // key - option name
        // value - the option
        optionMap.put(option.getKey(), option);

        return this;

     * @return the names of the options in this group as a {@code Collection}
    public Collection<String> getNames() {
        // the key set is the collection of names
        return optionMap.keySet();

     * @return the options in this group as a {@code Collection}
    public Collection<Option> getOptions() {
        // the values are the collection of options
        return optionMap.values();

     * @return the selected option name
    public String getSelected() {
        return selected;

     * Tests whether this option group is required.
     * @return whether this option group is required
    public boolean isRequired() {
        return required;

     * @param required specifies if this group is required
    public void setRequired(final boolean required) {
        this.required = required;

     * Set the selected option of this group to {@code name}.
     * @param option the option that is selected
     * @throws AlreadySelectedException if an option from this group has already been selected.
    public void setSelected(final Option option) throws AlreadySelectedException {
        if (option == null) {
            // reset the option previously selected
            selected = null;

        // if no option has already been selected or the
        // same option is being reselected then set the
        // selected member variable
        if (selected != null && !selected.equals(option.getKey())) {
            throw new AlreadySelectedException(this, option);
        selected = option.getKey();

     * Returns the stringified version of this OptionGroup.
     * @return the stringified representation of this group
    public String toString() {
        final StringBuilder buff = new StringBuilder();

        final Iterator<Option> iter = getOptions().iterator();


        while (iter.hasNext()) {
            final Option option = iter.next();

            if (option.getOpt() != null) {
            } else {

            if (option.getDescription() != null) {
                buff.append(" ");

            if (iter.hasNext()) {
                buff.append(", ");


        return buff.toString();



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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