[erlang-questions] Erlang module for command line interfaces?

Anders Nygren <>
Fri Mar 6 15:52:21 CET 2009


On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 8:48 AM, mats cronqvist <> wrote:
>  writes:
>
>> Is there an Erlang module which allows me to implement an interactive command
>> line interface (CLI) for a networking protocol? The CLI would be used both for
>> configuration ("config commands") and status reporting ("show commands").
>
>  OTP comes with a shell (the erlang shell.) It's not particularly
>  difficult to write your own shell. I can state that with some degree
>  of certainty because I've actually done it (for netconf, actually.)
>
>> I guess am looking to something similar to what Tail-f Systems provides,
>> except it needs to be free / open source and I don't need the netconf part of
>> it for now, just the CLI part.
>>
>> If no such "CLI module" is available, what is the "Erlang way" of
>> configuration and status reporting for stand-alone daemons written in Erlang?
>
> erl -remsh might do the trick. And SNMP is of course available.
>


The ssh application has an example on how to make an ssh based CLI.

/Anders



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