Processing user input as it's entered

Sven svenito at gmail.com
Tue Mar 26 16:19:59 CET 2013


On 26 March 2013 14:41, Arnaud Delobelle <arnodel at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 26 March 2013 10:07, Sven <svenito at gmail.com> 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 (http://docs.python.org/2/library/curses.html




This could work. I've not used it before so I am having some issues echoing
out the text. I assume I can use this without having to create an ncurses
UI?

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./Sven
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