Various command line interface utilities. - readline-related utilities - an enhanced command shell - text editing using an external editor - display of long text using a pager
Various command line interface utilities.
This package requires Python 2, at least 2.5.
tl.cmd: an enhanced command shell
tl.cmd.Cmd is a command shell based on Python’s cmd.Cmd that adds some generic usability features, some of them only of interest to developers.
Exceptions are caught instead of aborting the command loop. The traceback is stored for subsequent introspection by the postmortem debugger. The debugger is run by the postmortem command.
The python command runs a Python shell to access the command interpreter directly.
End-of-file sent by the terminal quits the command loop.
Empty input lines are ignored instead of repeating the previous command.
Commands may be abbreviated as long as abbreviations are unambiguous.
When using tab completion, the cursor is positioned more conveniently.
Online help for commands is generated from the docstrings of the do_* methods that implement them where no help_* methods exist.
tl.cli.edit: text editing
- tl.cli.edit.edit(text, editor=None, file_encoding=None):
Runs the user’s favourite text editor (or vi) on a temp file containing the text string, then reads it back in and returns the edited content.
tl.cli.page: paging through text
- tl.cli.page.page(text, pager=None):
Runs the user’s favourite pager (or more) on a text string or stream which is sent to the pager’s standard input.
- tl.cli.page.page_file(path, pager=None):
Runs the user’s favourite pager (or more) on a file whose path is passed to the pager as its only argument.
This package is written by Thomas Lotze. Please contact the author at <email@example.com> to provide feedback, suggestions, or contributions.
See also <http://www.thomas-lotze.de/en/software/>.
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