repl-client

REPL Client (rc) with tab completion and history. A simple, npm installable alternative to netcat (nc) and socat.

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REPL Client (rc)

REPL client with tab completion and history. A simple, npm installable alternative to netcat (nc) and socat.

Install

npm install -g repl-client

Usage

$ rc /tmp/repl/socket.io.sock

Adding a REPL to your app.

To easily add a REPL to your Node.js app, use replify.

Compatibility

repl-client only works under node 0.10. Upgrade.

Use cases

As a repl

rc /tmp/repl/hello.sock
hello> require('os').type()
'Linux'

Using stdin pipe

echo "require('os').type()" | rc /tmp/repl/hello.sock
hello> require('os').type()
'Linux'
hello> %

Props

  • Special thanks to @TooTallNate for all the work he's done in improving node's REPL.
  • The starting point for this module was Nate's "full featured" REPL client: https://gist.github.com/2209310
  • We have been using this at @Voxer and love it.

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2012-2014 Daniel D. Shaw, http://dshaw.com

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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