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term::ansi::send — Output of ANSI control sequences to terminals

Synopsis

package require Tcl 8.4

package require term::ansi::send ?0.2?

::term::ansi::send::import ?ns? ...

::term::ansi::send::eeol

::term::ansi::send::esol

::term::ansi::send::el

::term::ansi::send::ed

::term::ansi::send::eu

::term::ansi::send::es

::term::ansi::send::sd

::term::ansi::send::su

::term::ansi::send::ch

::term::ansi::send::sc

::term::ansi::send::rc

::term::ansi::send::sca

::term::ansi::send::rca

::term::ansi::send::st

::term::ansi::send::ct

::term::ansi::send::cat

::term::ansi::send::qdc

::term::ansi::send::qds

::term::ansi::send::qcp

::term::ansi::send::rd

::term::ansi::send::elw

::term::ansi::send::dlw

::term::ansi::send::eg

::term::ansi::send::lg

::term::ansi::send::scs0 tag

::term::ansi::send::scs1 tag

::term::ansi::send::sda arg...

::term::ansi::send::sda_fgblack

::term::ansi::send::sda_fgred

::term::ansi::send::sda_fggreen

::term::ansi::send::sda_fgyellow

::term::ansi::send::sda_fgblue

::term::ansi::send::sda_fgmagenta

::term::ansi::send::sda_fgcyan

::term::ansi::send::sda_fgwhite

::term::ansi::send::sda_fgdefault

::term::ansi::send::sda_bgblack

::term::ansi::send::sda_bgred

::term::ansi::send::sda_bggreen

::term::ansi::send::sda_bgyellow

::term::ansi::send::sda_bgblue

::term::ansi::send::sda_bgmagenta

::term::ansi::send::sda_bgcyan

::term::ansi::send::sda_bgwhite

::term::ansi::send::sda_bgdefault

::term::ansi::send::sda_bold

::term::ansi::send::sda_dim

::term::ansi::send::sda_italic

::term::ansi::send::sda_underline

::term::ansi::send::sda_blink

::term::ansi::send::sda_revers

::term::ansi::send::sda_hidden

::term::ansi::send::sda_strike

::term::ansi::send::sda_nobold

::term::ansi::send::sda_noitalic

::term::ansi::send::sda_nounderline

::term::ansi::send::sda_noblink

::term::ansi::send::sda_norevers

::term::ansi::send::sda_nohidden

::term::ansi::send::sda_nostrike

::term::ansi::send::sda_reset

::term::ansi::send::fcp row col

::term::ansi::send::cu ?n?

::term::ansi::send::cd ?n?

::term::ansi::send::cf ?n?

::term::ansi::send::cb ?n?

::term::ansi::send::ss ?s e?

::term::ansi::send::skd code str

::term::ansi::send::title str

::term::ansi::send::gron

::term::ansi::send::groff

::term::ansi::send::tlc

::term::ansi::send::trc

::term::ansi::send::brc

::term::ansi::send::blc

::term::ansi::send::ltj

::term::ansi::send::ttj

::term::ansi::send::rtj

::term::ansi::send::btj

::term::ansi::send::fwj

::term::ansi::send::hl

::term::ansi::send::vl

::term::ansi::send::groptim str

::term::ansi::send::clear

::term::ansi::send::init

::term::ansi::send::showat row col text

Description

This package provides commands to send ANSI terminal control sequences to a terminal. All commands come in two variants, one for sending to any channel, the other for sending to stdout.

The commands are defined using the control sequences provided by the package term::ansi::code::ctrl. They have the same arguments as the commands they are based on, with the exception of the variant for sending to any channel. Their first argument is always a channel handle, then followed by the original arguments. Below we will list only the variant sending to stdout.

::term::ansi::send::import ?ns? ...
Imports the commands of this package into the namespace ns. If not specified it defaults to send. Note that this default is a relative namespace name, i.e. the actual namespace will be created under the current namespace.

By default all commands will be imported, this can however be restricted to specific commands, by listing them after the namespace to import them into.
::term::ansi::send::eeol
Erase (to) End Of Line.
::term::ansi::send::esol
Erase (to) Start Of Line.
::term::ansi::send::el
Erase (current) Line.
::term::ansi::send::ed
Erase Down (to bottom).
::term::ansi::send::eu
Erase Up (to top).
::term::ansi::send::es
Erase Screen.
::term::ansi::send::sd
Scroll Down.
::term::ansi::send::su
Scroll Up.
::term::ansi::send::ch
Cursor Home.
::term::ansi::send::sc
Save Cursor. Note: Only one saved position can be handled. This is no unlimited stack. Saving before restoring will overwrite the saved data.
::term::ansi::send::rc
Restore Cursor (Unsave).
::term::ansi::send::sca
Save Cursor + Attributes.
::term::ansi::send::rca
Restore Cursor + Attributes.
::term::ansi::send::st
Set Tab (@ current position).
::term::ansi::send::ct
Clear Tab (@ current position).
::term::ansi::send::cat
Clear All Tabs.
::term::ansi::send::qdc
Query Device Code.
::term::ansi::send::qds
Query Device Status.
::term::ansi::send::qcp
Query Cursor Position.
::term::ansi::send::rd
Reset Device.
::term::ansi::send::elw
Enable Line Wrap.
::term::ansi::send::dlw
Disable Line Wrap.
::term::ansi::send::eg
Enter Graphics Mode.
::term::ansi::send::lg
Exit Graphics Mode.
::term::ansi::send::scs0 tag
::term::ansi::send::scs1 tag

Select Character Set.

Choose which character set is used for default (scs0) and alternate font (scs1). This does not change whether default or alternate font are used, just their definitions.

The legal tags, and their meanings, are:

A
United Kingdom Set
B
ASCII Set
0
Special Graphics
1
Alternate Character ROM Standard Character Set
2
Alternate Character ROM Special Graphics
::term::ansi::send::sda arg...
Set Display Attributes. The arguments are the code sequences for the possible attributes, as provided by the package term::ansi::code::attr. For convenience this package also provides additional commands each setting a single specific attribute.
::term::ansi::send::sda_fgblack
Set text color to Black.
::term::ansi::send::sda_fgred
Set text color to Red.
::term::ansi::send::sda_fggreen
Set text color to Green.
::term::ansi::send::sda_fgyellow
Set text color to Yellow.
::term::ansi::send::sda_fgblue
Set text color to Blue.
::term::ansi::send::sda_fgmagenta
Set text color to Magenta.
::term::ansi::send::sda_fgcyan
Set text color to Cyan.
::term::ansi::send::sda_fgwhite
Set text color to White.
::term::ansi::send::sda_fgdefault
Set default text color (Black).
::term::ansi::send::sda_bgblack
Set background to Black.
::term::ansi::send::sda_bgred
Set background to Red.
::term::ansi::send::sda_bggreen
Set background to Green.
::term::ansi::send::sda_bgyellow
Set background to Yellow.
::term::ansi::send::sda_bgblue
Set background to Blue.
::term::ansi::send::sda_bgmagenta
Set background to Magenta.
::term::ansi::send::sda_bgcyan
Set background to Cyan.
::term::ansi::send::sda_bgwhite
Set background to White.
::term::ansi::send::sda_bgdefault
Set default background (Transparent).
::term::ansi::send::sda_bold
Bold on.
::term::ansi::send::sda_dim
Dim on.
::term::ansi::send::sda_italic
Italics on.
::term::ansi::send::sda_underline
Underscore on.
::term::ansi::send::sda_blink
Blink on.
::term::ansi::send::sda_revers
Reverse on.
::term::ansi::send::sda_hidden
Hidden on.
::term::ansi::send::sda_strike
Strike-through on.
::term::ansi::send::sda_nobold
Bold off.
::term::ansi::send::sda_noitalic
Italics off.
::term::ansi::send::sda_nounderline
Underscore off.
::term::ansi::send::sda_noblink
Blink off.
::term::ansi::send::sda_norevers
Reverse off.
::term::ansi::send::sda_nohidden
Hidden off.
::term::ansi::send::sda_nostrike
Strike-through off.
::term::ansi::send::sda_reset
Reset all attributes to their default values.
::term::ansi::send::fcp row col
Force Cursor Position (aka Go To).
::term::ansi::send::cu ?n?
Cursor Up. n defaults to 1.
::term::ansi::send::cd ?n?
Cursor Down. n defaults to 1.
::term::ansi::send::cf ?n?
Cursor Forward. n defaults to 1.
::term::ansi::send::cb ?n?
Cursor Backward. n defaults to 1.
::term::ansi::send::ss ?s e?
Scroll Screen (entire display, or between rows start end, inclusive).
::term::ansi::send::skd code str
Set Key Definition.
::term::ansi::send::title str
Set the terminal title.
::term::ansi::send::gron
Switch to character/box graphics. I.e. switch to the alternate font.
::term::ansi::send::groff
Switch to regular characters. I.e. switch to the default font.
::term::ansi::send::tlc
Character graphics, Top Left Corner.
::term::ansi::send::trc
Character graphics, Top Right Corner.
::term::ansi::send::brc
Character graphics, Bottom Right Corner.
::term::ansi::send::blc
Character graphics, Bottom Left Corner.
::term::ansi::send::ltj
Character graphics, Left T Junction.
::term::ansi::send::ttj
Character graphics, Top T Junction.
::term::ansi::send::rtj
Character graphics, Right T Junction.
::term::ansi::send::btj
Character graphics, Bottom T Junction.
::term::ansi::send::fwj
Character graphics, Four-Way Junction.
::term::ansi::send::hl
Character graphics, Horizontal Line.
::term::ansi::send::vl
Character graphics, Vertical Line.
::term::ansi::send::groptim str
Optimize character graphics. The generator commands above create way to many superfluous commands shifting into and out of the graphics mode. This command removes all shifts which are not needed. To this end it also knows which characters will look the same in both modes, to handle strings created outside of this package.
::term::ansi::send::clear
Clear screen. In essence a sequence of CursorHome + EraseDown.
::term::ansi::send::init
Initialize default and alternate fonts to ASCII and box graphics.
::term::ansi::send::showat row col text
Show the block of text at the specified location.

Bugs, Ideas, Feedback

This document, and the package it describes, will undoubtedly contain bugs and other problems. Please report such in the category term of the Tcllib Trackers [http://core.tcl.tk/tcllib/reportlist]. Please also report any ideas for enhancements you may have for either package and/or documentation.

Keywords

character output, control, terminal

Category

Terminal control

Info

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