Python C extension bindings for libtermkey, one excellent terminal key handling library.
This binding is similar to ctypes_termkey, but in form of a C extension. Meaning, you will need a C compiler and libtermkey headers to build the binding, but it will work faster than ctypes version.
See demo.py for a simple demo (to exit press C-c, that is Control+C).
To use bindings, you must first install libtermkey.
Then, you can import TermKey from termkey:
from termkey import TermKey
if all goes ok, you'll see no errors here.
You can now instantiate TermKey class to start using libtermkey:
tk = TermKey(0, 0)
Usage of class is meaningful here, because it holds a state (an opaque handle to libtermkey) and you can create more than one TermKey to different file descriptors, etc.
You can pass two parameters to constructor: file descriptor and flags.
TODO document parameters
Now you can start collecting keys, i.e. in wait mode:
result, key = tk.waitkey()
to check result compare it to termkey attributes RES_NONE, RES_KEY, RES_EOF and RES_AGAIN:
from termkey import RES_KEY if result == RES_KEY: print "got key"
key is a termkey.Key instance.
To get string key name from key, you can call str(key) on it:
which could print, i.e., q.
Look at termkey documentation to learn how to use it.
Bindings by Sergey Shepelev <email@example.com>
libtermkey by Paul LeoNerd Evans <firstname.lastname@example.org>
pytermkey is under MIT license. Text is included in file LICENSE.