Easy Pseudo-Terminal Interface
PTY allows you to run sub-processes in pseudo-terminals and access their input and output from the controlling program as regular Chicken ports. This is useful for a variety of purposes, such as:
Call and return the result of
proc which should be a procedure of three arguments: the input, output and PID of the sub-process
command running in a new PTY. Ensures the sub-process is terminated on completion.
height are optional settings for the new PTY.
command may optionally be a list specifying the arglist to the sub-process, or a single string which is split on whitespace.
The ports generated only block the current thread, and
char-ready? only returns #t if some input is already available. The eof-object is returned only when the sub-process terminates.
NOTE: Prior to login of, and after completion of the sub-process, anything written to the output port will pass directly through to the input port, which is almost certainly not what you want. To avoid premature writes, you should read once first. To avoid writing after the process has completed, don't write after you've read a single eof-object, or alternately you can check manually with
As above, except current input and output ports are bound to the output and input of
command respectively, and
proc only takes one argument, the PID.
(call-with-pty-process-io "ssh myfirewall" (lambda (in out pid) (peek-char in) (display (gui-get-password) out) (newline out) (read-line in) (display "dhclient 2>/dev/null && echo OK || echo FAIL\n" out) (unless (equal? "OK" (read-line in)) (error "couldn't launch dhclient")))
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