interactive terminal in the browser
A fully functional terminal in your browser.
While useful on its own, the real purpose of this is to show a basic proof of concept on how to bring Xterm.js, Python, Flask, and Websockets together to make a useful tool.
It is a
- starting point to build your own web app with a terminal
- learning tool to understand what a
ptyis, and how to use one in Python
- way to see Flask and Flask-SocketIO
- way to play around with Xterm.js is a meaningful environment
This option installs system-wide or to your virtual environment. Should probably only be used if you're using a virtual environment.
pip install pyxtermjs pyxtermjs # run it from anywhere
This option installs system-wide and isolates all of pyxterm.js's dependencies, guaranteeing there are no dependency version conflicts. Requires pipsi to be installed.
pipsi install pyxtermjs pyxtermjs # run it from anywhere
This option lets you play around with the source code. Requires poetry to be installed.
git clone https://github.com/cs01/pyxterm.js.git cd pyxterm.js poetry install python pyxtermjs/app.py
>> pyxtermjs --help usage: app.py [-h] [-p PORT] [--debug] [--command COMMAND] [--cmd-args CMD_ARGS] A fully functional terminal in your browser. https://github.com/cs01/pyxterm.js optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -p PORT, --port PORT port to run server on (default: 5000) --debug debug the server (default: False) --command COMMAND Command to run in the terminal (default: bash) --cmd-args CMD_ARGS arguments to pass to command (i.e. --cmd-args='arg1 arg2 --flag') (default: )
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