Previous to Node
v0.8.x, there was an undocumented
"keypress" event that
process.stdin would emit when it was a TTY. Some people discovered this hidden
gem, and started using it in their own code.
Now in Node
"keypress" event does not get emitted by default,
but rather only when it is being used in conjuction with the
readline (or by
This module is the exact logic from the node
v0.8.x releases ripped out into its
Bonus: Now with mouse support!
$ npm install keypress
Or add it to the
"dependencies" section of your package.json file.
var keypress = ;// make `process.stdin` begin emitting "keypress" events;// listen for the "keypress" eventprocessstdin;processstdin;processstdin;
var keypress = ;// make `process.stdin` begin emitting "mousepress" (and "keypress") events;// you must enable the mouse events before they will begin firingkeypress;processstdin;process;
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