import sys try: import tty, termios except ImportError: # Probably Windows. try: import msvcrt except ImportError: # FIXME what to do on other platforms? # Just give up here. raise ImportError('getch not available') else: getch = msvcrt.getch else: def getch(): """getch() -> key character Read a single keypress from stdin and return the resulting character. Nothing is echoed to the console. This call will block if a keypress is not already available, but will not wait for Enter to be pressed. If the pressed key was a modifier key, nothing will be detected; if it were a special function key, it may return the first character of of an escape sequence, leaving additional characters in the buffer. """ fd = sys.stdin.fileno() old_settings = termios.tcgetattr(fd) try: tty.setraw(fd) ch = finally: termios.tcsetattr(fd, termios.TCSADRAIN, old_settings) return ch