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brl

0.0.2 • Public • Published

brl

Background-log-supporting ReadLine

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Have you ever tried using the node readline module while having an async callback logging stuff in the background? This breaks the whole readline prompt.

brl is a readline wrapper that uses weird terminal escape tricks, and intercepts process.stdout, in order to move the prompt down every time a line is logged.

Installation

npm install brl

Usage

import { createInterface, BRLInterface } from 'brl';

The library can be used in two different ways:

  • createInterface has the same API as readline but is a bit limited
  • BRLInterface is quite easy to use and gives you a bit more control over some features

Examples

import { createInterface } from 'brl';
 
// Same API as readline (actually, it returns a real readline interface)
const rl = createInterface();
rl.setPrompt('');
rl.on('line', line => rl.prompt());
rl.prompt();
 
// Simulate background log
setInterval(() => console.log('Background log...'), 1000);
import { BRLInterface } from 'brl';
 
const iface = new BRLInterface();
iface.setPrompt('');
iface.promptLoop(); // You can pass a callback directly to this method
// iface.prompt();
// iface.onLine([cb]);
// iface.start()       !!! If you don't use promptLoop(), you must explicitly start the interface
 
// iface.readline      !!! Access to the underlying readline interface
 
// Simulate background log
setInterval(() => console.log('Background log...'), 1000);

Bugs & Suggestions

If you notice any bug or have a suggestion, please tell me about it in the issues, it will help everyone!

License

brl is licensed under the very permissive MIT License. You may use it for commercial projects if you comply to the license. However, the core feature's code was written by Eric in a StackOverflow answer licensed as CC-BY-SA. Thanks to him for his big indirect contribution !

Install

npm i brl

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