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It’s an in memory VTXXX-compatible terminal emulator.
XXX stands for a series of video terminals, developed by
1970 and 1995. The first, and probably the most famous one, was VT100
terminal, which is now a de-facto standard for all virtual terminal
pyte follows the suit.
So, why would one need a terminal emulator library?
- To screen scrape terminal apps, for example
- To write cross platform terminal emulators; either with a graphical (xterm, rxvt) or a web interface, like AjaxTerm.
- To have fun, hacking on the ancient, poorly documented technologies.
pyte started as a fork of vt102,
which is an incomplete pure Python implementation of VT100 terminal.
If you have pip you can do the usual:
pip install pyte
Otherwise, download the source from GitHub and run:
python setup.py install
Believe it or not, there’re projects which actually need a terminal emulator
library. Not many of them use
pyte, though. Here’s a shortlist the ones
- Ajenti – a webadmin panel for Linux
and BSD, which uses
pytefor its terminal plugin.
- Pymux – a terminal multiplexor.
- BastionSSH – a tool for protecting, monitoring and accessing multiple SSH resources.
pyte? Add yourself to this list and submit a pull request.