Package terminal provides support functions for dealing with terminals, as commonly found on UNIX systems.

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    var ErrPasteIndicator = term.ErrPasteIndicator

      ErrPasteIndicator may be returned from ReadLine as the error, in addition to valid line data. It indicates that bracketed paste mode is enabled and that the returned line consists only of pasted data. Programs may wish to interpret pasted data more literally than typed data.


      func GetSize

      func GetSize(fd int) (width, height int, err error)

        GetSize returns the dimensions of the given terminal.

        func IsTerminal

        func IsTerminal(fd int) bool

          IsTerminal returns whether the given file descriptor is a terminal.

          func ReadPassword

          func ReadPassword(fd int) ([]byte, error)

            ReadPassword reads a line of input from a terminal without local echo. This is commonly used for inputting passwords and other sensitive data. The slice returned does not include the \n.

            func Restore

            func Restore(fd int, oldState *State) error

              Restore restores the terminal connected to the given file descriptor to a previous state.


              type EscapeCodes

              type EscapeCodes = term.EscapeCodes

                EscapeCodes contains escape sequences that can be written to the terminal in order to achieve different styles of text.

                type State

                type State = term.State

                  State contains the state of a terminal.

                  func GetState

                  func GetState(fd int) (*State, error)

                    GetState returns the current state of a terminal which may be useful to restore the terminal after a signal.

                    func MakeRaw

                    func MakeRaw(fd int) (*State, error)

                      MakeRaw puts the terminal connected to the given file descriptor into raw mode and returns the previous state of the terminal so that it can be restored.

                      type Terminal

                      type Terminal = term.Terminal

                        Terminal contains the state for running a VT100 terminal that is capable of reading lines of input.

                        func NewTerminal

                        func NewTerminal(c io.ReadWriter, prompt string) *Terminal

                          NewTerminal runs a VT100 terminal on the given ReadWriter. If the ReadWriter is a local terminal, that terminal must first have been put into raw mode. prompt is a string that is written at the start of each input line (i.e. "> ").

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