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import optparse

strREQUIRED = 'required'

class OptionWithDefault(optparse.Option):
    ATTRS = optparse.Option.ATTRS + [strREQUIRED]
    def __init__(self, *opts, **attrs):
        if attrs.get(strREQUIRED, False):
            attrs['help'] = '(Required) ' + attrs.get('help', "")
        optparse.Option.__init__(self, *opts, **attrs)

class OptionParser(optparse.OptionParser):
    def __init__(self, **kwargs):
        kwargs['option_class'] = OptionWithDefault
        optparse.OptionParser.__init__(self, **kwargs)
    def check_values(self, values, args):
        for option in self.option_list:
            if hasattr(option, strREQUIRED) and option.required:
                if not getattr(values, option.dest):
                    self.error("option %s is required" % (str(option)))
        return optparse.OptionParser.check_values(self, values, args)               

# demonstration of usage:
import sys
if __name__ == "__main__":
    parser = OptionParser(usage="Demonstration of OptionParser with 'required' option")
    parser.add_option("-i", "--input", required=True,
                      help="Input file")
    dctOptions, lstArgs = parser.parse_args(sys.argv)


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