cursor positioning and color

brrrent bfarwick at
Thu Sep 26 05:32:41 EDT 2002

bogusdrop at (TuxTrax) wrote in message news:<30770aa4.0209232242.1e91d9d5 at>...
> bfarwick at (brrrent) wrote in message news:<1b6dca50.0209231022.6fae7f6d at>...
> > TuxTrax at (TuxTrax) wrote in message news:<slrnaoqv2q.hn4.TuxTrax at fortress.tuxnet>...
> > > 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
> distribution?


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
> making
> the user have curses on their system before they can use the code.
> Cheers,
> Mathew

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