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On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 4:08 PM, Steve Litt <> wrote:
> function getch_unix()
>         os.execute("stty cbreak </dev/tty >/dev/tty 2>&1")
>         local key =
>         os.execute("stty -cbreak </dev/tty >/dev/tty 2>&1");
>         return(key);
> end

That is indeed ingenious!  I was about to suggest using luaposix and use select.

The point is that there's no platform-independent way of doing this....

For Windows, you can get async i/o on the console using winapi:

This returns a File object which has a read_async method, which you
pass a callback to receive anything read.