Skip to main content

Command executor

Project description

Listen for commands over a unix socket and execute them in the terminal.

It solves the problem of text editors not wanting to bundle a real terminal emulator.

delgado requires valid JSON objects to be fired over a predetermined UDS (Unix Domain Socket). Delgado has to know about what commands is authorized to execute before running them, preventing arbitrary commands to be run).

A very simple listener allowed to run ls only would look like this:

$ delgado run --allowed ls

On a different terminal, sending the JSON to that socket could be something like:

$ echo '{"ls": ["/tmp/foo"]}' | nc -U  /tmp/delgado.sock

The echo pipes over to nc (BSD Netcat) that in turn sends the information to the socket. With the default logging levels, the output would then look like this:

$ delgado run --allowed ls
--> Running command: [u'ls']

Note

If you are planning on using netcat make sure it is the BSD version that has support for UDS (using the -U flag). The GNU version will not work. You can use any tool that can communicate over UDS.

plugins

delgado was built with some modularity in mind, by default you get the py.test plugin which will run the server and listen for py.test commands only.

The plugins use setuptools entry points. If you want a new plugin to be available, this is what it should have on its setup.py file:

setup(
    ...
    entry_points = dict(
        delgado_handlers = [
            'my_command = my_package.my_module:MyClass',
        ],
    ),

The MyClass should be a class that accepts sys.argv as its argument, delgado will pass that in at instantiation and call a parse_args method.

This is how the py.test plugin looks like for example:

class Pytest(object):

    help_menu = 'A handler for running py.test commands'
    _help = """
Run a base socket listener that allows py.test commands.

--socket-location   The location for the socket (defaults
                    to /tmp/pytest.sock)
    """

    def __init__(self, argv):
        self.argv = argv

    def parse_args(self):
        ...

Project details


Release history Release notifications

Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Filename, size & hash SHA256 hash help File type Python version Upload date
delgado-0.0.1.tar.gz (14.1 kB) Copy SHA256 hash SHA256 Source None

Supported by

Elastic Elastic Search Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Google Google BigQuery Sentry Sentry Error logging AWS AWS Cloud computing DataDog DataDog Monitoring Fastly Fastly CDN SignalFx SignalFx Supporter DigiCert DigiCert EV certificate StatusPage StatusPage Status page