[Twisted-Python] using stdin with twisted

Norman Harman lists at knoggin.com
Thu Aug 17 20:24:56 EDT 2006

Jean-Paul Calderone wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Aug 2006 03:47:56 -0700, Norman Harman <lists at knoggin.com> 
> wrote:
>> I have a program that gets apache log on stdin.  I would like to add a 
>> web interface and some RPC stuff to it.
>> I imagine something like protocols.basic.LineReceiver is what I want. 
>> But I can't figure out what ClientFactory to use or ???
>> I can find very little info on doing this.  The stdio package is 
>> depreciated and the stdin.py example does not run.
> The twisted.internet.stdio package isn't deprecated (or depreciated, which
> means something else).  You should use it if you want to talk to stdin in
> a Twisted program.

API Stability: unstable (pending deprecation in favor of a reactor-based 

I see that I jumped the gun a bit.  It was late and when I saw 
unstable...deprecation I went looking at reactor stuff and got lost in a 
maelstrom of confusion.

> The stdin.py example runs fine for me.  In what way is it broken for you?
I got a traceback (but that must have been my error).  Downloading a 
fresh copy it runs but never echo's instead what I type shows up at 
console prompt after I ctrl-C python.  It's probably win2000 cmd.exe's 
The production system is Linux so use twisted.stdio on that.


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