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picocli vs Starship (Shell Prompt): What are the differences?

picocli: Easily build command line apps with ANSI colors and autocomplete. Library and framework for easily building professional command line applications on the JVM (Java, Groovy, Kotlin, Scala, etc). Usage help with ANSI colors. Autocomplete. Nested subcommands. Annotations and programmatic API. Easy to include as source to avoid adding dependencies. More than just a command line parser; Starship (Shell Prompt): Extremely customizable prompt for any shell. Starship is the minimal, blazing fast, and extremely customizable prompt for any shell! The prompt shows information you need while you're working, while staying sleek and out of the way.

picocli and Starship (Shell Prompt) belong to "Shell Utilities" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by picocli are:

  • Java 5-13ea
  • annotation API
  • programmatic API

On the other hand, Starship (Shell Prompt) provides the following key features:

  • Prompt character turns red if the last command exits with non-zero code
  • Current username if not the same as the logged-in user
  • Current Node.js version

picocli and Starship (Shell Prompt) are both open source tools. Starship (Shell Prompt) with 2.51K GitHub stars and 77 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than picocli with 1.46K GitHub stars and 148 GitHub forks.

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Pros of picocli
Pros of Starship (Shell Prompt)
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    Best Java framework for Java CLI that I know
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    Easy to Use
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    Flexible
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    Actively maintained
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    Well documented
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    ANSI colors in usage help
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    Command line auto-completion
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    GraalVM native image integration
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    Cross-shell
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    Cross-platform
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    Multi-threaded
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    Configurable
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    Excellent documentation
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    Docs localized to Japanese
  • 1
    Quick setup

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What is picocli?

Library and framework for easily building professional command line applications on the JVM (Java, Groovy, Kotlin, Scala, etc). Usage help with ANSI colors. Autocomplete. Nested subcommands. Annotations and programmatic API. Easy to include as source to avoid adding dependencies. More than just a command line parser.

What is Starship (Shell Prompt)?

Starship is the minimal, blazing fast, and extremely customizable prompt for any shell! The prompt shows information you need while you're working, while staying sleek and out of the way.

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