Importing kaa.input.stdin plugin will add a new signal to the global Kaa signals dictionary called stdin_key_press. When the first callback is connected to this signal, the terminal is put into non-canonical mode which allows per-keystroke input to be available immediately. When the last callback is disconnected (or when the program exits), the terminal is returned to canonical mode.
The callback receives a single string argument describing the character being inputted. If the character is printable (e.g. alphanumberic) then it is that character, otherwise it is one of the following strings: up, down, right, left pgup, pgdn, F1 through F12, ins, del, end, home, esc, tab, enter, space, backspace.
import kaa, kaa.input.stdin def handle_char(key): print 'Key pressed:', key kaa.signals['stdin_key_press'].connect(handle_char) kaa.main.run()
Importing kaa.input.lirc plugin will add a new signal to the global Kaa signals dictionary called lirc. Use of this plugin requires the pylirc module to be available.
Callbacks connected to the lirc signal will be invoked for each button pressed, and the callback will receive as a single paramter the value of the config field for the button defined in lircrc.
Key repeats are smoothed out, such that for a key being held down, the callback will be invoked less initially, but more frequently as the key continues to be held, up to 10 times a second.
In order to activate the plugin, you need to call the init function:
Initialize lirc and begin monitoring for events.
ImportError if pylirc is not installed.
Consider the following ~/.lircrc:
begin remote = hdpvr button = Play prog = freevo repeat = 1 config = foobar end
And the Python code:
import kaa, kaa.input.lirc def handle_lirc(button): print 'Remote control button pressed:', button kaa.signals['lirc'].connect(handle_lirc) kaa.input.lirc.init('freevo') kaa.main.run()
When the Play button is pressed, handle_lirc() will be called with the value foobar.