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A command-line program which draws pretty animated colored circles in the terminal.

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Developed on on Ubuntu 14.04.

Likely runs on other Linux.

Might work on OSX.

Will not work on Windows. The ‘cmd’ terminal does not accept ANSI terminal codes. Could probably be made to work on Windows using ‘colorama’, or ansi.sys, but I don’t have a Windows machine, and don’t plan on doing that.

Tested on Python 3.4 & 3.5. Probably also runs on other 3.x, but not on 2.x.

Python dependencies are specified in


pip install cbeams


See cbeams -h.

Immediate Future Plans

  • Backport wheel creation into my python-app template
  • Create a redistributable binary for Linux
  • Backport Linux redistributable binary to my python-app template
  • Switch to python3.5.1
  • Backport python3.5.1 to my python-app template
  • Test on OSX
  • Create a redistributable binary for OSX
  • Backport OSX redistributable binary to my python-app template


To populate a virtualenv, run tests, etc, see the commands in the Makefile. These can often work in Windows too, under Bash shells like Cygwin, Msys.

Populating the virtualenv in the manner shown in the Makefile will also add “-e .” to the virtualenv, which adds this project in ‘develop mode’, meaning both that source edits are immediately visible within the virtualenv, and that the application entry points listed in are converted into executable scripts on the PATH.


To Erik Rose, for the fabulous Blessings package.


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Author:Jonathan Hartley, email: tartley at domain, Twitter: @tartley.

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