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    Terminal Kit

    A full-blown terminal lib featuring: 256 colors, styles, keys & mouse handling, input field, progress bars, screen buffer (including 32-bit composition and image loading), text buffer, and many more...

    Whether you just need colors & styles, build a simple interactive command line tool or a complexe terminal application: this is the absolute terminal lib for Node.js!

    It does NOT depend on ncurses.

    Some tutorials are available at

    Screenshot, PleaZe!

    This is a fraction of what Terminal-Kit can do, with only few lines of code. Click any image to see the documentation related to the feature!

    Styles output

    Word-wrapping ← Word-wrapping

    Table ← Table with automatic column computing, cell fitting and word-wrapping

    Input field output

    File input output

    Input field output

    Single line menu output

    Single column menu output

    Grid menu output

    Progress bar output

    Progress bar output

    Slow typing output

    Yes or no output

    Spaceship ← Surfaces and Sprites

    Draw an image inside the terminal ← Load and draw an image inside the terminal

    Key features

    New: Document model for building rich app GUI

    New: Spinner

    New: Table with automatic column computing, cell fitting and word-wrapping

    New: Promises can be used instead of callback everywhere

    New: Word-wrapping along full terminal width or a pre-defined column-width

    New: ScreenBuffer HD 32-bit (RGBA) surfaces with composition and image loading

    Quick examples

    // Require the lib, get a working terminal
    var term = require( 'terminal-kit' ).terminal ;
    // The term() function simply output a string to stdout, using current style
    // output "Hello world!" in default terminal's colors
    term( 'Hello world!\n' ) ;
    // This output 'red' in red 'red' ) ;
    // This output 'bold' in bold
    term.bold( 'bold' ) ;
    // output 'mixed' using bold, underlined & red, exposing the style-mixing syntax 'mixed' ) ;
    // printf() style formatting everywhere:
    // this will output 'My name is Jack, I'm 32.' in green "My name is %s, I'm %d.\n" , 'Jack' , 32 ) ;
    // Since v0.16.x, style markup are supported as a shorthand.
    // Those two lines produce the same result.
    term( "My name is " ).red( "Jack" )( " and I'm " ).green( "32\n" ) ;
    term( "My name is ^rJack^ and I'm ^g32\n" ) ;
    // Width and height of the terminal
    term( 'The terminal size is %dx%d' , term.width , term.height ) ;
    // Move the cursor at the upper-left corner
    term.moveTo( 1 , 1 ) ;
    // We can always pass additional arguments that will be displayed...
    term.moveTo( 1 , 1 , 'Upper-left corner' ) ;
    // ... and formated
    term.moveTo( 1 , 1 , "My name is %s, I'm %d.\n" , 'Jack' , 32 ) ;
    // ... or even combined with other styles
    term.moveTo.cyan( 1 , 1 , "My name is %s, I'm %d.\n" , 'Jack' , 32  ) ;
    // Get some user input
    term.magenta( "Enter your name: " ) ;
    	function( error , input ) { "\nYour name is '%s'\n" , input ) ;
    ) ;

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    License: MIT


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