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python argparse: how to set “--version” “--help” confilct?

mabeljuhimabeljuhi Posts: 1
I have a python command programe, it has optional --version and --help argument. I want to set them confict each other. it means i can not type --help --version at the same time.

When i type ./demo --version --help it outputs the program's version infomation. When i type ./demo --help --version it outputs the program's help infomation.

I think this is weird,so i want to set then confict each other.

I tried the add_mutually_exclusive_group, but it makes no sense.

My program likes below:

# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
import argparse
parser = argparse.ArgumentParser()

parser.add_argument('-v', '--version', action='version',
version='%(prog)s 1.0', help="Show program's version number and exit.")
Thanks very much!


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