extty

Terminal shell emulation as a process


License
Apache-2.0

Documentation

ExTTY

Run an Elixir or Erlang shell as a GenServer process

Installation

For whatever reason, the package name is the ⌨️ emoji. Go with it 😉

def deps() do
  [
    {:extty, "~> 0.1"}
  ]
end

Usage

This is heavily adapted from ssh_cli.erl and functions much like the SSH console implementation.

This will start a terminal shell process in a GenServer. You can then send ANSI text to it to behave like a normal TTY. When starting the shell, you must specify a handler pid to receive the returned text data. The incoming message will be formatted as {:tty_data, String.t()}

iex()> ExTTY.start_link(handler: self())
{:ok, #PID<0.149.0>}
iex()> flush()
{:tty_data, "Interactive Elixir (1.10.3) - press Ctrl+C to exit (type h() ENTER for help)\r\n"}
{:tty_data, "iex(1)> "}
iex()> ExTTY.send_text("1+1\n")
:ok
iex()> flush()
{:tty_data, "1+1\r\n"}
{:tty_data, "\e[33m2\e[0m\r\n"}
{:tty_data, "iex(2)> "}