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pty.js-11 v0.2.5

Pseudo terminals for node. Updated for node v0.11.x


forkpty(3) bindings for node.js. This allows you to fork processes with pseudo terminal file descriptors. It returns a terminal object which allows reads and writes.

This is useful for:

  • Writing a terminal emulator.
  • Getting certain programs to think you're a terminal. This is useful if you need a program to send you control sequences.

Example Usage

var pty = require('pty.js');

var term = pty.spawn('bash', [], {
  name: 'xterm-color',
  cols: 80,
  rows: 30,
  cwd: process.env.HOME,
  env: process.env

term.on('data', function(data) {

term.resize(100, 40);
term.write('ls /\r');



  • Add tcsetattr(3), tcgetattr(3).
  • Add a way of determining the current foreground job for platforms other than Linux and OSX/Darwin.


Copyright (c) 2012, Christopher Jeffrey (MIT License).

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