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souffleur

Souffleur

Simple promise-based command line prompt with retry for empty answers and without external dependencies.

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souffleur

Installation

npm install souffleur

Usage

Souffleur is simple promise based prompt.

If you have just one question pass the question as a string or object to souffleur or if you have more questions pass an array.

It'll return an object with each question as a key and each answer as a value.

const prompt = require('souffleur')
 
// For single question
prompt('Any question')
  .then(results => console.log(results))
// Returns {"Any question": "some answer"}
  
// For optional questions
prompt({
  question: 'Optional question',
  optional: true
})
  .then(results => console.log(results))
// Returns {"Optional question": null} if answer is empty
 
// For default values
prompt({
  question: 'Question',
  default: 42
})
  .then(results => console.log(results))
// Returns {"Question": 42} if answer is empty
 
// For multiple questions
prompt([
  'Question1',
  {
    question: 'Question 2',
    color: 'green',
    optional: true
  }])
  .then(results => console.log(results))
// Returns {"Question1": "Answer1", "Question 1": "Answer 2"}

If you pass an empty answer it'll prompt again with the same question unless you mark that question as an optional.

Simple demo:

demo

API

suffleur(questions, [PromiseImplementation])

- questions

Questions can be string, object or an array.

In case of a string, that string will be used as a question and an answer will be required.

If you pass an object following options are allowed:

{
  question: '',   // String, required 
  color: 'cyan',  // String, optional, one of the provided colors, default is cyan 
  default: '',    // String or a number, optional, the default answer to the question 
  optional: false // Boolean, optional, is an answer required, default is true 
}

Available colors:

  • cyan
  • blue
  • green
  • magenta
  • red
  • yellow

String questions are the same as following object:

{
  question: 'Some question',
  color: 'cyan',
  optional: false
}

To pass multiple questions just pass an array of strings and objects.

- PromiseImplementation (optional)

Pass your promise implementation if you don't want to use the default one, you can use Bluebird and any other A+ Promise library.

- return

Souffleur always returns an object with questions as keys and answers as values.

If answer was empty, value will be null.

Running tests

Run all the tests:

npm run test

Run only some tests:

npm run test -- filter=prefix

Get detailed hierarchical test name reporting:

npm run test -- full

Other

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Licence

MIT - see LICENCE