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Python bindings for libtermkey

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Copyright (c) 2019 Michael Vilim

This file is part of the pylibtermkey library. It is currently hosted at

pylibtermkey is licensed under the MIT license. A copy of the license can be
found in the root folder of the project.

## pylibtermkey

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pylibtermkey is a set of Python bindings for [libtermkey](, a library for interpreting terminal input. [Other Python bindings]( are out of date and not easily installable. This project has a few differences:

* libtermkey is automatically built as part of this project
* pybind11 is used for easy binding
* unit tests are included
* precompiled wheels are built from this repo and available on PyPI

### Installation

To install from PyPI:

pip install pylibtermkey

### Example

A minimal example of obtaining a keystroke and printing the results:

import pylibtermkey_cpp as termkey
tk = termkey.TermKey()

res, key =
print(, termkey.TermKeyFormat.VIM)

Note that, by default, termkey will read from stdin causing python terminal to not display typed characters. It is best to use termkey in an pre-written script rather in a REPL setup (as you will not be able to see what you are typing once termkey is active).

For other features, see the [tests]( or the [libtermkey man pages](

### Building

To build this project:


### Unit tests

To run the unit tests:

python test

or use nose:

nosetests python/pylibtermkey

### Licensing

This project is licensed under the [MIT license]( It uses the [pybind11]( and [libtermkey]( projects whose licenses can be found in those [projects' directories](

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