Polling from keyboard
Diez B. Roggisch
deets at nospam.web.de
Tue May 2 20:17:20 CEST 2006
sturnfie at gmail.com wrote:
> I am trying to find a way to poll the keyboard. In my searching, I
> have found that Windows users are given the msvcrt module. Is there an
> equivilant for Unix systems?
> I am writing a p2p chat application, and would like to ideally approach
> user input in a manner similar to the way I am using poll() to moniter
> the sockets for events
I currently do that under Linux using /dev/input/*. However, that's for a
special case where we want several keyboards read simultaneously.
I guess what you want is a RAW-mode for your terminal, or alternatively the
event-system of your windowing system. Then you can get every keystroke.
But we need somewhat more information to be more helpful I fear.
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