The vty package

[Tags: bsd3, library, program]

vty is a *very* simplistic library in the niche of ncurses. It is intended to be easy to use, have no confusing corner cases, and good support for common terminal types.

If you want to use it, currently the best reference is the test module (Test.hs).

Notable infelicities: requires an ANSI-type terminal, poor efficiency, requires Linux/xterm style UTF8 support.

The latest code is in a darcs repo at This is only compatible with GHC 6.10+.

The 3.1.8.* line of vty which is compatable with GHC 6.8 and GHC 6.10 is currently in the darcs repo at ' © 2006-2007 Stefan O'Rear; BSD3 license.


Versions3.0.0, 3.0.1, 3.0.2, 3.0.4, 3.1.0, 3.1.2, 3.1.4, 3.1.6, 3.1.8,,, 4.0.0,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 4.7.1, 4.7.2, 4.7.3, 4.7.4, 4.7.5, 5.0.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 5.1.0, 5.1.1
Dependenciesbase (<4), bytestring, containers, extensible-exceptions, terminfo (==0.2.*), unix, utf8-string (==0.3.*) or
base (==4.*), bytestring, containers, extensible-exceptions, terminfo (==0.2.*), unix, utf8-string (==0.3.*)
AuthorStefan O'Rear
MaintainerCorey O'Connor (
CategoryUser Interfaces
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Upload dateSat Jan 17 22:27:05 UTC 2009
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DistributionsDebian:, NixOS:5.1.1
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