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Pure Go termbox implementation

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This library is somewhat not maintained anymore. But I'm glad that it did what I wanted the most. It moved people away from "ncurses" mindset and these days we see both re-implementations of termbox API in various languages and even possibly better libs with similar API design. If you're looking for a Go lib that provides terminal-based user interface facilities, I've heard that https://github.com/gdamore/tcell is good (never used it myself). Also for more complicated interfaces and/or computer games I recommend you to consider using HTML-based UI. Having said that, termbox still somewhat works. In fact I'm writing this line of text right now in godit (which is a text editor written using termbox-go). So, be aware. Good luck and have a nice day.

Termbox

Termbox is a library that provides a minimalistic API which allows the programmer to write text-based user interfaces. The library is crossplatform and has both terminal-based implementations on *nix operating systems and a winapi console based implementation for windows operating systems. The basic idea is an abstraction of the greatest common subset of features available on all major terminals and other terminal-like APIs in a minimalistic fashion. Small API means it is easy to implement, test, maintain and learn it, that's what makes the termbox a distinct library in its area.

Installation

Install and update this go package with

go get -u github.com/nsf/termbox-go

Examples

For examples of what can be done take a look at demos in the _demos directory. You can try them with go run:

go run _demos/keyboard.go

There are also some interesting projects using termbox-go: - godit is an emacsish lightweight text editor written using termbox. - gotetris is an implementation of Tetris. - sokoban-go is an implementation of sokoban game. - hecate is a hex editor designed by Satan. - httopd is top for httpd logs. - mop is stock market tracker for hackers. - termui is a terminal dashboard. - termloop is a terminal game engine. - xterm-color-chart is a XTerm 256 color chart. - gocui is a minimalist Go library aimed at creating console user interfaces. - dry is an interactive cli to manage Docker containers. - pxl displays images in the terminal. - snake-game is an implementation of the Snake game. - gone is a CLI pomodoro® timer. - Spoof.go controllable movement spoofing from the cli. - rat lets you compose shell commands to build terminal applications. - httplab An interactive web server. - wot Wait time during command is completed. - 2048-go is 2048 in Go. - jv helps you view JSON on the command-line. - pinger helps you to monitor numerous hosts using ICMP ECHO_REQUEST. - vixl44 lets you create pixel art inside your terminal using vim movements. - zterm is a typing game inspired by http://zty.pe/. - gotypist is a fun touch-typing tutor following Steve Yegge's method. - cointop is an interactive terminal based UI application for tracking cryptocurrencies. - pexpo is a terminal sending ping tool written in Go. - jid is an interactive JSON drill down tool using filtering queries like jq. - nonograminGo is a nonogram (aka. picross) in Go. - tower-of-go is a tiny maze game that runs on the terminal.

API reference

godoc.org/github.com/nsf/termbox-go

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