Fix Python – Creating hidden arguments with Python argparse


Asked By – Peter Smit

Is it possible to add an Argument to an python argparse.ArgumentParser without it showing up in the usage or help ( --help)?

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Yes, you can set the help option to add_argument to argparse.SUPPRESS. Here’s an example from the argparse documentation:

>>> parser = argparse.ArgumentParser(prog='frobble')
>>> parser.add_argument('--foo', help=argparse.SUPPRESS)
>>> parser.print_help()
usage: frobble [-h]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help  show this help message and exit

This question is answered By – srgerg

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