A generic class to build line-oriented command interpreters.
Interpreters constructed with this class obey the following conventions:
1. End of file on input is processed as the command 'EOF'.
2. A command is parsed out of each line by collecting the prefix composed
of characters in the identchars member.
3. A command `foo' is dispatched to a method 'do_foo()'; the do_ method
is passed a single argument consisting of the remainder of the line.
4. Typing an empty line repeats the last command. (Actually, it calls the
method `emptyline', which may be overridden in a subclass.)
5. There is a predefined `help' method. Given an argument `topic', it
calls the command `help_topic'. With no arguments, it lists all topics
with defined help_ functions, broken into up to three topics; documented
commands, miscellaneous help topics, and undocumented commands.
6. The command '?' is a synonym for `help'. The command '!' is a synonym
for `shell', if a do_shell method exists.
The `default' method may be overridden to intercept commands for which there
is no do_ method.
The data member `self.ruler' sets the character used to draw separator lines
in the help messages. If empty, no ruler line is drawn. It defaults to "=".
If the value of `self.intro' is nonempty when the cmdloop method is called,
it is printed out on interpreter startup. This value may be overridden
via an optional argument to the cmdloop() method.
The data members `self.doc_header', `self.misc_header', and
`self.undoc_header' set the headers used for the help function's
listings of documented functions, miscellaneous topics, and undocumented
These interpreters use raw_input; thus, if the readline module is loaded,
they automatically support Emacs-like command history and editing features.
|IDENTCHARS = 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0123456789_'|
PROMPT = '(Cmd) '
__file__ = '/usr/lib/python1.6/cmd.pyc'
__name__ = 'cmd'