Processing user input as it's entered

Arnaud Delobelle arnodel at
Tue Mar 26 15:41:32 CET 2013

On 26 March 2013 10:07, Sven <svenito at> wrote:
> Hello,
> Is there a way (ideally cross platform but a *nix OS solution would be
> great) to process user input as they type?
> What I aim to achieve is to count the number of characters a user has
> entered and display it while they are typing. The entered text will also
> need to be captured once the user has finished typing.
> This is a gui-less CLI tool for python 2.7
> I've seen some information on tty.setraw but I'm not sure how you'd go about
> wiring that up.

Can you use curses (


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