Python Prompt Toolkit 2.0
Notice that this is the prompt_toolkit 2.0 documentation. It is incompatible with the 1.0 branch, but much better in many regards. Please read :ref:`Upgrading to prompt_toolkit 2.0 <upgrading_2_0>` for more information.
prompt_toolkit is a library for building powerful interactive command line and terminal applications in Python.
It can be a very advanced pure Python replacement for GNU readline, but it can also be used for building full screen applications.
- Syntax highlighting of the input while typing. (For instance, with a Pygments lexer.)
- Multi-line input editing.
- Advanced code completion.
- Selecting text for copy/paste. (Both Emacs and Vi style.)
- Mouse support for cursor positioning and scrolling.
- Auto suggestions. (Like fish shell.)
- No global state.
- Both Emacs and Vi key bindings.
- Reverse and forward incremental search.
- Works well with Unicode double width characters. (Chinese input.)
- Pure Python. Runs on all Python versions from 2.6 up to 3.4.
- Runs on Linux, OS X, OpenBSD and Windows systems.
- Lightweight, the only dependencies are Pygments, six and wcwidth.
- No assumptions about I/O are made. Every prompt_toolkit application should also run in a telnet/ssh server or an asyncio process.
Have a look at :ref:`the gallery <gallery>` to get an idea of what is possible.
Go to :ref:`getting started <getting_started>` and build your first prompt.
A special thanks to all the contributors for making prompt_toolkit possible.
Table of contents
.. toctree:: :maxdepth: 2 pages/gallery pages/getting_started pages/upgrading pages/printing_text pages/asking_for_input pages/dialogs pages/progress_bars pages/full_screen_apps pages/tutorials/index pages/advanced_topics/index pages/reference
Indices and tables
Prompt_toolkit was created by Jonathan Slenders.