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curses-menu

A simple Python menu-based GUI system on the terminal using curses. Perfect for those times when you need a GUI, but don’t want the overhead or learning curve of a full-fledged GUI framework. However, it’s also flexible enough to do cool stuff like on-the-fly changing of menus and is extensible to a large variety of uses.

http://curses-menu.readthedocs.org/en/latest/

./images/curses-menu_screenshot1.png

Installation

Tested on Python 3.7+ pypy and pypy3.

The curses library comes bundled with python on Linux and MacOS. Windows users can visit http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/#curses and get a third-party build for your platform and Python version.

Then just run

pip install curses-menu

Usage

It’s designed to be pretty simple to use. Here’s an example

menu = CursesMenu("Root Menu", "Root Menu Subtitle")
item1 = MenuItem("Basic item that does nothing", menu)
function_item = FunctionItem("FunctionItem, get input", input, ["Enter an input: "])
print(__file__)
command_item = CommandItem(
    "CommandItem that opens another menu",
    f"python {__file__}",
)

submenu = CursesMenu.make_selection_menu([f"item{x}" for x in range(1, 20)])
submenu_item = SubmenuItem("Long Selection SubMenu", submenu=submenu, menu=menu)

submenu_2 = CursesMenu("Submenu Title", "Submenu subtitle")
function_item_2 = FunctionItem("Fun item", input, ["Enter an input"])
item2 = MenuItem("Another Item")
submenu_2.items.append(function_item_2)
submenu_2.items.append(item2)
submenu_item_2 = SubmenuItem("Short Submenu", submenu=submenu_2, menu=menu)

menu.items.append(item1)
menu.items.append(function_item)
menu.items.append(command_item)
menu.items.append(submenu_item)
menu.items.append(submenu_item_2)

menu.start()
_ = menu.join()

Testing Information

Currently the platforms I’m manually testing on are MacOS in iTerm2 on zsh with and without TMUX and Windows 10with both powersehll and cmd.exe in and out of Windows Terminal. If a bug pops up on another configuration, no promises that I’ll be able to reproduce it.

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