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;

 * Validates an Option string.
 * @since 1.1
final class OptionValidator {
     * Returns whether the specified character is a valid character.
     * @param c the character to validate
     * @return true if {@code c} is a letter.
    private static boolean isValidChar(final char c) {
        return Character.isJavaIdentifierPart(c);

     * Returns whether the specified character is a valid Option.
     * @param c the option to validate
     * @return true if {@code c} is a letter, '?' or '@', otherwise false.
    private static boolean isValidOpt(final char c) {
        return isValidChar(c) || c == '?' || c == '@';

     * Validates whether {@code opt} is a permissible Option shortOpt. The rules that specify if the {@code opt}
     * is valid are:
     * <ul>
     * <li>a single character {@code opt} that is either ' '(special case), '?', '@' or a letter</li>
     * <li>a multi character {@code opt} that only contains letters.</li>
     * </ul>
     * <p>
     * In case {@code opt} is {@code null} no further validation is performed.
     * @param option The option string to validate, may be null
     * @throws IllegalArgumentException if the Option is not valid.
    static String validate(final String option) throws IllegalArgumentException {
        // if opt is NULL do not check further
        if (option == null) {
            return null;

        // handle the single character opt
        if (option.length() == 1) {
            final char ch = option.charAt(0);

            if (!isValidOpt(ch)) {
                throw new IllegalArgumentException("Illegal option name '" + ch + "'");
        } else {
            // handle the multi character opt
            for (final char ch : option.toCharArray()) {
                if (!isValidChar(ch)) {
                    throw new IllegalArgumentException("The option '" + option + "' contains an illegal " + "character : '" + ch + "'");
        return option;



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


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