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Small print tool for implementing chat in the terminal

Project description

Small print tool for implementing chat in the terminal.

Usage example

import print_chat as pc

pct = pc.print_chat()

sender = 'Charls'
pct.set_colors([('Charls', 'green')])

while True:
    post = str(input('> '))

    if post == 'exit':
        pct.up_on_occupied_rows(len(post) + len(sender) + 2)
        pct.add_message('Charls', post)


For testing the main functionality:

import print_chat as pc

pct = pc.print_chat(time=True)

s = 0 # sender iterator
senders = ['Charls', 'Max', 'Karl']
        (senders[0], 'green'),
        (senders[1], 'red'),
        (senders[2], 'yellow')
pct.set_header('-Test chat-\n-----------') # adding a header to the dialog

while True:
    post = str(input('> '))
    pct.up_on_occupied_rows(len(post) + len(senders[s]) + 2)
    command = post.split(' ')

    if post == 'exit':                  break
    elif command[0] == 'remove':        pct.remove(int(command[1]))
    elif command[0] == 'edit':          pct.edit(int(command[1]), ' '.join(command[2:]))
    elif command[0] == 'reload':        pct.reload(int(command[1]))
    elif command[0] == 'add_skip':      pct.add_skip(int(command[1]), str(' '.join(command[2:])))
    elif command[0] == 'edit_skip':     pct.edit_skip(int(command[1]), ' '.join(command[2:]))
    elif command[0] == 'remove_skip':   pct.remove_skip(int(command[1]))
    elif command[0] == 'add_mark':      pct.add_mark(int(command[1]), str(command[2]))
    elif command[0] == 'edit_mark':     pct.edit_mark(int(command[1]), str(command[2]))
    elif command[0] == 'remove_mark':   pct.remove_mark(int(command[1]))
    elif post == 'cs':                  s = (s+1) % len(senders) # change sender to next
    else:                               pct.add_message(senders[s], post)



Numbering starts at 1, at the end of the message list

This is not a bug this is a feature

Create object


pct = print_chat.print_chat(time=False)
  • time - show message sending time

Method list

  • .add_message(sender, text, time=’’, skip=[], mark=[])
  • .add_message_top(sender, text, time=’’, skip=[], mark=[], prnt=True)
  • .reload(number)
  • .remove(number)
  • .edit(number, text)
  • .add_skip(number, text)
  • .edit_skip(number, text)
  • .remove_skip(number)
  • .add_mark(number, text)
  • .edit_mark(number, text)
  • .remove_mark(number)
  • .close(clr) - closes the dialog, with or without screen clearing
  • .set_header(string)
  • .set_colors(colors) - takes a list [[sender, color],..]
    colors list:
    • grey
    • red
    • green
    • yellow
    • blue
    • magenta
    • cyan
    • white
  • .get_num_messages() - returns the number of messages
  • .get_messages()
  • .get_messages_from(sender)
  • .up_on_occupied_rows(len_str)
  • .up_on_message(number)
  • .up_on_rows(number)
  • .clear_row()
  • ._clear_screen()
  • .get_senders() - returns a list of dictionaries


$ pip install print_chat


Repository cloning

$ git clone


$ pip install termcolor
$ pip install colorama

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