Brussels / 4 & 5 February 2023


Console Automation with Termie

Practical and fun automation for all your terminal sessions

Termie introduces a new concept in terminal automation: an additional layer of interactivity on top of another interactive terminal session. Modern debuggers and interfaces can overwhelm console users and clutter the screen with stack traces, excessive debugging information, database query details, and more. Docker containers can also remove precious command line histories, which makes the console experience more tedious. Termie allows for persistent histories across sessions, and adds a mechanism for clutter-free interaction. It also provides some of the functionality of the venerable "expect", to further improve automation of interactive consoles.

This talk will be about using termie, and about some aspects of its implementation in the Raku programming language.


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