Get key pressed


#1

Hi
i need to now how to get a key pressed.

I have a tcpserver, and i want to get if the user press control + x.
If the users press control + x i make the shutdown.

Can you give my some ligth?


#2

Alejandro Michelin salomon wrote:

Hi
i need to now how to get a key pressed.

I have a tcpserver, and i want to get if the user press control + x.
If the users press control + x i make the shutdown.

Can you give my some ligth?

I have an interest in this myself, and hope soon to be acting on it.
Meanwhile, MY prime resource is this:

On page 776 of the (see “Resources” below) takes up
“Getting Input One Character at a Time”. It discusses the Curses
extension that is a part of Ruby, and the Highline library (a gem). It’s
only a couple of pages, but its the most focused discussion I’ve seen
yet. I assume that I’ll learn more from the RDoc material associated
with the Highline gem, and probably in various blogs out there
somewhere, etc.

All I know… hope it helps.

t.

Resources:

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#3

On Feb 27, 2009, at 10:40 PM, Tom C. wrote:

On page 776 of the (see “Resources” below) takes up
“Getting Input One Character at a Time”. It discusses the Curses
extension that is a part of Ruby, and the Highline library (a gem).
It’s only a couple of pages, but its the most focused discussion
I’ve seen yet. I assume that I’ll learn more from the RDoc material
associated with the Highline gem, and probably in various blogs out
there somewhere, etc.

Here’s a blog post you might enjoy, though it won’t help with the
TCPServer case being discussed in this thread:

http://blog.grayproductions.net/articles/i_just_want_one_character

James Edward G. II


#4

Alejandro Michelin salomon wrote:

Hi
i need to now how to get a key pressed.

I have a tcpserver, and i want to get if the user press control + x.
If the users press control + x i make the shutdown.

Can you give my some ligth?

To be clear, is this a tcpserver running on the local system where you
want to catch the signal (CTRL-X) or do you mean the tcpserver is
running on a remote system and you want to capture the local singal and
send that to the remote service?


#5

On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 8:07 PM, James G. removed_email_address@domain.invalid
wrote:

Here’s a blog post you might enjoy, though it won’t help with the TCPServer
case being discussed in this thread:

http://blog.grayproductions.net/articles/i_just_want_one_character

Highline is an excellent example of a ruby library that takes a
single, hard problem and solves it really, really well.

martin


#6

Tim G. wrote:

Alejandro Michelin salomon wrote:

Hi
i need to now how to get a key pressed.

I have a tcpserver, and i want to get if the user press control + x.
If the users press control + x i make the shutdown.

Can you give my some ligth?

To be clear, is this a tcpserver running on the local system where you
want to catch the signal (CTRL-X) or do you mean the tcpserver is
running on a remote system and you want to capture the local singal and
send that to the remote service?

Tim i need to catch the signal ctrl-x on local machine, to shutdown the
server.

The problem is this code :

client = server.accept
The signal ctrl-x does nothing.


#7

James G. wrote:

Here’s a blog post you might enjoy, though it won’t help with the
TCPServer case being discussed in this thread:

http://blog.grayproductions.net/articles/i_just_want_one_character

James Edward G. II

James, THANKS! That pretty much nails it. A fine contribution to the
community. (Nice clean minimalist blog layout too…) ~t.

Tom C., MS MA, LMHC - Private practice Psychotherapist
Bellingham, Washington, U.S.A: (360) 920-1226
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#8

Alejandro Michelin salomon wrote:

client = server.accept
The signal ctrl-x does nothing.

Sorry if I wasn’t clear, is the server local to the same machine where
you have the keyboard connected that will send the command? Will this
perhaps be on a remote (or local) server in shell/cli? That is, what
interface will you need to use to pass this signal to? (I hope that
makes sense).