Console consult

Discussion in 'Bukkit News' started by Dinnerbone, Feb 25, 2011.

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    Dinnerbone Bukkit Team Member

    Server administrators, this one's for you.

    How often do you actually play Minecraft? How much time do you spend with your face glued to the console cleaning up after that griefer who just hit you, or playing about with that new plugin you just saw? Personally I dislike the default console, it's so frustrating to use. So I decided to fix it!

    Thanks to some magic based... erm, magic, Craftbukkit now comes with a new and improved console. It features a command history (up-down arrow! My god how much I love that), line editing (left-right arrow! Made a typo? Fix it, don't delete your whole line), colours (unix only, sorry!) and my favourite fix... it no longer loses your command when some other text prints to your screen. That's right, you can actually now see the command you're typing out. Huzzah!

    We've also made the console output a little smaller, removing the date from the display. Don't worry, it's still in the server.log though!

    We've a few more tweaks on its way, including tab completion. Administration is about to get a whole lot easier!

    Try out the new console and let me know what you think! I'd love to take some suggestions and see how I can improve it better, it's a very underrated part of the game. Let me know of any bugs too, be sure to include your operating system and craftbukkit /version!
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    Outstanding. I'm already loving it from the little testing I've done in build 446, no bugs seen so far. [​IMG]
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    OMG I want to try this, to bad I am stuck at work.
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    Dinnerbone, you are a gentleman and a scholar. This is one of the single most valuable differences between Notch's server and the CraftBukkit server. Well done, and thank you, dearly.
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    Amazing. I love the up/down, yay for unix.
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    does this include bukkit API commands to view/edit this log as well?
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    Dinnerbone Bukkit Team Member

    What type of API access do you need?
  8. Bug: I cant see what i am typing. Commands work, if i type and press enter they are carried out.

    CentOS 5.4 x64
    CraftBukkit 446
    RemoteToolkit R10a8 wrapper/restarter

    Thanks in advance.'
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    Dinnerbone Bukkit Team Member

    Does it work without remotetoolkit?
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    OMG this just made my day [​IMG]
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    Same thing is happening with me. CentOS 5, CB #446, Connected thru Putty and running the server in a Linux Screen.
  12. Just tried it and yes, it works without RToolkit.
    Sorry for not trying this before.
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    how will this work with MineOS?
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    Dinnerbone Bukkit Team Member

    Mhalkyer, do you use Remote Toolkit too?

    Can't say, I don't use MineOS. That'd be up whomever writes that I guess.

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
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    Messages from plugins aren't color-converted if i'm correct.

    Example from EssentialsChat:

    19:53:11 [INFO] <бї9xPawwwбїf> sad_panda_is_testing_messages

    And scrolling up/down doesn't work for me with Putty and it just makes the console to flash grey for less than a second.
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    I don't think so, I don't know what that is >_<
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    Dinnerbone Bukkit Team Member

    What version of craftbukkit? What OS is it running in?
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    What colors am I supposed to see on the console? Running Ubuntu 10.10 x64, CB 446.
    Link to screenshot.

    The other features work as advertised.
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    woot! thanks so much :) makes things a lot easier! love the history, just like a real cmd window.
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    Dinnerbone Bukkit Team Member

    Do any of those actually give colour? Type "version" and "plugins", they definitely do.
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    git-Bukkit-0.0.0-462-gf907c8e-b446jnks (MC: 1.3) - Debian 5.0

    And yes, colors worked in "version" command, i saw green text there :)

    EDIT: An suggestion for "plugins", can you make it look more sexy? Like a table showing version and author(s) of it.
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    Version and plugins do show color. Link.

    Although it resets the color to grey, not the color I had set in my terminal (My PS1 prompt changes the color to white, not the default grey.) No biggie, just pointing it out.
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    This was a plesant surprise when I updated to the latest craftbukkit build. You guys are awesome. Thanks a bunch.
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    Dinnerbone Bukkit Team Member

    Huh. That's odd. If anything it should have done that after the first line out.
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    I'm not sure if it is possible, but it would be handy to be able to interface with certain plugin commands. Obviously, not all plugin commands would be useful (ex. /tphere when running on the console would be meaningless), but something like /dynmap fullrender would be rather handy. Maybe a way for a plugin to register a command to be used in the console? *shrug* I don't know, I just work the forums. [​IMG]

    However, my nagging requests aside, thank you so much for this - the simple fact that my commands won't be interrupted by a message, and I can use the arrows in all directions for editing or repeating commands has made me all warm and fuzzy inside. Great way to start off the weekend.
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    Where is the link? :p
    edit: oh wait we are talking about ingame console?
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    Dinnerbone Bukkit Team Member

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    Well, of course it does... *facepalm*. You should have just taken credit for getting that all put in place in the 30 seconds between when I posted, and when you replied. :p
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    Phantom Index

    Can we have the chat or the names of the players colored in console?
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    I think I love you.
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