how terminate console(not Ctrl-C)

oj ojeeves at gmail.com
Thu Nov 22 20:28:56 CET 2007


On Nov 22, 3:58 am, NoName <zaz... at gmail.com> wrote:
> Is it possible to interrupt loop (program) by pressing Q key like Ctrl-
> C?
> how can i hook user's keypress while program running?
>
> thnx

There's a quite complicated example here:

http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python/Recipe/203830

But it seems to just boil down to fiddling around with tty, and then
using select to read from sys.stdin to detect a keypress, and then
taking the appropriate action.

This will be different on Windows. If you really need this, it might
be worth looking for a library that will make key press detection
trivial. For example, this sort of thing is easy with pygame.



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