Need help for simulating up arrow key and down arrow key like in command prompt

I have created a command line app that takes commands as user input in a
loop. I need to simulate up arrow key and down arrow key so that user can
navigate through the commands just like it is done in command prompt and
irb. I could not find a way catch up arrow key and down arrow key.

The original C based library for that kind of thing was called
"Curses", if I understand the question right. You may find some gem
or something with the string "curses" in it that will help. That is
for Unix/Linux though, and there may be a cross platform thing. GTK
is a windowing manager thingy that may have access for it for
Ubuntu/Unix side.

I hope there is a cross platform thing. It would be cool. I've not
found Ruby to work that well on Windows anyway, however.

xc

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On Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 10:48 AM, Rob Biedenharn <rob.biedenharn@gmail.com> wrote:

On 2016-Sep-2, at 09:05 , Devashish Bhardwaj <devashish.vhardwaj@gmail.com> > wrote:

I have created a command line app that takes commands as user input in a
loop. I need to simulate up arrow key and down arrow key so that user can
navigate through the commands just like it is done in command prompt and
irb. I could not find a way catch up arrow key and down arrow key.

You should be able to use or at least learn from:
https://github.com/ConnorAtherton/rb-readline

-Rob

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You should be able to use or at least learn from: https://github.com/ConnorAtherton/rb-readline

-Rob

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On 2016-Sep-2, at 09:05 , Devashish Bhardwaj <devashish.vhardwaj@gmail.com> wrote:

I have created a command line app that takes commands as user input in a loop. I need to simulate up arrow key and down arrow key so that user can navigate through the commands just like it is done in command prompt and irb. I could not find a way catch up arrow key and down arrow key.

I don't know if this will work for you, but a simple alternative is
just to wrap your program with the "rlwrap" utility:

  $ rlwrap ruby script.rb

From within ruby, yes, you will need to use readline or any other
line-editing library with history support.

Did you try searching google for "creating Ruby REPL
<https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=creating+ruby+repl>
"?

In particular, I used something like this for a project:
https://www.fedux.org/articles/2015/08/26/creating-an-irb-based-repl-console-for-your-project.html

Best of luck.

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On Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 6:05 AM Devashish Bhardwaj < devashish.vhardwaj@gmail.com> wrote:

I have created a command line app that takes commands as user input in a
loop. I need to simulate up arrow key and down arrow key so that user can
navigate through the commands just like it is done in command prompt and
irb. I could not find a way catch up arrow key and down arrow key.

I've used ncurses for this kind of stuff quite successfully in the past,
maybe you can give it a try.

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Em sáb, 3 de set de 2016 18:36, Lucas Buchala <lucasbuchala@gmail.com> escreveu:

I don't know if this will work for you, but a simple alternative is
just to wrap your program with the "rlwrap" utility:

  $ rlwrap ruby script.rb

From within ruby, yes, you will need to use readline or any other
line-editing library with history support.

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Thanks for the responses guys. The readLine method used in irb finally did
it.

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On 17 Sep 2016 7:05 a.m., "James Pacheco" <james.pacheco@gmail.com> wrote:

On Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 6:05 AM Devashish Bhardwaj < > devashish.vhardwaj@gmail.com> wrote:

I have created a command line app that takes commands as user input in a
loop. I need to simulate up arrow key and down arrow key so that user can
navigate through the commands just like it is done in command prompt and
irb. I could not find a way catch up arrow key and down arrow key.

Did you try searching google for "creating Ruby REPL
<https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=creating+ruby+repl>
"?

In particular, I used something like this for a project:
https://www.fedux.org/articles/2015/08/26/creating-
an-irb-based-repl-console-for-your-project.html

Best of luck.

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Linux has an interface for this which is used for a lot of script automation...

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On Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 12:42 AM, Samuel Brandão <gb.samuel@gmail.com> wrote:

I've used ncurses for this kind of stuff quite successfully in the past,
maybe you can give it a try.

Em sáb, 3 de set de 2016 18:36, Lucas Buchala <lucasbuchala@gmail.com> > escreveu:

I don't know if this will work for you, but a simple alternative is
just to wrap your program with the "rlwrap" utility:

  $ rlwrap ruby script.rb

From within ruby, yes, you will need to use readline or any other
line-editing library with history support.

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Rerun comes up, but that's not what I remember. There is a facility
that is callable from Bash, for instance, that is used in things like
installs.

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On Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 8:57 AM, Xeno Campanoli <xeno.campanoli@gmail.com> wrote:

Linux has an interface for this which is used for a lot of script automation...

On Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 12:42 AM, Samuel Brandão <gb.samuel@gmail.com> wrote:

I've used ncurses for this kind of stuff quite successfully in the past,
maybe you can give it a try.

Em sáb, 3 de set de 2016 18:36, Lucas Buchala <lucasbuchala@gmail.com> >> escreveu:

I don't know if this will work for you, but a simple alternative is
just to wrap your program with the "rlwrap" utility:

  $ rlwrap ruby script.rb

From within ruby, yes, you will need to use readline or any other
line-editing library with history support.

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are you thinking of expect?

martin

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On Sep 5, 2016 8:58 AM, "Xeno Campanoli" <xeno.campanoli@gmail.com> wrote:

Rerun comes up, but that's not what I remember. There is a facility
that is callable from Bash, for instance, that is used in things like
installs.

On Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 8:57 AM, Xeno Campanoli <xeno.campanoli@gmail.com> > wrote:
> Linux has an interface for this which is used for a lot of script
automation...
>
>
> On Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 12:42 AM, Samuel Brandão <gb.samuel@gmail.com> > wrote:
>> I've used ncurses for this kind of stuff quite successfully in the past,
>> maybe you can give it a try.
>>
>>
>> Em sáb, 3 de set de 2016 18:36, Lucas Buchala <lucasbuchala@gmail.com> > >> escreveu:
>>>
>>> I don't know if this will work for you, but a simple alternative is
>>> just to wrap your program with the "rlwrap" utility:
>>>
>>> $ rlwrap ruby script.rb
>>>
>>> From within ruby, yes, you will need to use readline or any other
>>> line-editing library with history support.
>>>
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