cursor positioning and color
TuxTrax at fortress.tuxnet.net
Sat Sep 28 00:05:07 CEST 2002
On 26 Sep 2002 02:32:41 -0700, brrrent Wrote in
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>> > > Being new to python, I would like to know how one goes about such
>> > > tasks as precise cursor positioning and output to screen in color.
>> > >
>> > Hi Mathew,
>> > Curses is the way to go when using Linux/Unix.
>> > Wconio is the way to go when using Microsoft.
>> > You can find in the Vaults of Parnassus. If you have any trouble
>> > locating it, let me know, I can email it to you. Small library, works
>> > well.
>> > All the best,
>> > brrrent
>> Thanks Brent. Appreciate it. Am I to understand that there are no
>> python libraries that do this as a standard part of the python
> A linux or unix distribution without curses is just about unheard of.
> About the only chance of finding a linux installation without curses
> would be in a standalone firewall box.
> WConio is a "tiny" download and very worth it. Works like a champ.
> One heck of a lot easier to grasp than curses. Many thanks to Mr.
> Gonnerman for such a useful library. If you write a python WConio
> app, why not just send WConio along with the python code. As I said,
> it's "tiny".
>> That would be preferable, as it would eliminate the requirement of
>> the user have curses on their system before they can use the code.
Thanks for the info.
I won't be needing WConio, because I don't use windows.
However, I have been tinkering with curses (I use Linux exclusively) and
have found it frustrating. It looks like what I need, but I can't find much
by way of examples on line, as to how to use it.
for instance, when run from a file, this generates an attribute error:
stdscr = curses.initscr()
stdscr.addstr(0, 0, "Current mode: Typing mode", curses.A_REVERSE)
Now that is exactly from the python docs. It croaks on line 3,
stdscr = curses.initscr()
but according to the docs, that initialization should work. Geeze, what
I want to do is so simple, I want to be able to position the cursor and
maybe use some color, in a text application. It shouldn't be this hard.
I had less trouble using NNTPlib.
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