console 3.0.0

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A high-level console library.


  • Console Colors (ANSI)
  • Icons (UTF-8)
  • Keyboard Capture
  • Experimental Clipboard Support
  • Progress Bars
  • Flexible Prompts
  • Shell Prompts
  • Choosers
  • Fancy Formatting
  • Loading Bars
  • Timer (like pub's timer)
  • Fancy Trees (like the npm dependency trees)
  • Simple Unit Testing


This library does not work in browsers (for a hopefully obvious reason).

import "package:console/console.dart";

void main() {
  // Initialize the Console. Throws an exception if advanced terminal features are not supported.
  // Use the library...

Unit Testing

You can test the output produced by this library (and thus your own project that uses this library). Here is an example:

import "package:test/test.dart";
import "package:console/console.dart";

void main() {
  final output = new BufferConsoleAdapter();

  setUpAll(() => Console.adapter = output);

  // Clear output between test runs
  setUp(() => output.clear());

  group('base functions', () {
    test('centerCursor', () {
      expect(output.toString(), '${Console.ANSI_ESCAPE}10;40H');

Use this package as a library

1. Depend on it

Add this to your package's pubspec.yaml file:

  console: ^3.0.0

2. Install it

You can install packages from the command line:

with pub:

$ pub get

with Flutter:

$ flutter packages get

Alternatively, your editor might support pub get or flutter packages get. Check the docs for your editor to learn more.

3. Import it

Now in your Dart code, you can use:

import 'package:console/console.dart';
Version Uploaded Documentation Archive
3.0.0 Jun 13, 2018 Go to the documentation of console 3.0.0 Download console 3.0.0 archive
2.2.4 Aug 17, 2016 Go to the documentation of console 2.2.4 Download console 2.2.4 archive
2.2.3 Apr 22, 2015 Go to the documentation of console 2.2.3 Download console 2.2.3 archive
2.2.2 Apr 19, 2015 Go to the documentation of console 2.2.2 Download console 2.2.2 archive
2.2.0 Feb 2, 2015 Go to the documentation of console 2.2.0 Download console 2.2.0 archive
2.1.0 Dec 4, 2014 Go to the documentation of console 2.1.0 Download console 2.1.0 archive
2.0.3 Nov 30, 2014 Go to the documentation of console 2.0.3 Download console 2.0.3 archive
2.0.2 Nov 30, 2014 Go to the documentation of console 2.0.2 Download console 2.0.2 archive
2.0.1 Nov 28, 2014 Go to the documentation of console 2.0.1 Download console 2.0.1 archive
2.0.0 Nov 28, 2014 Go to the documentation of console 2.0.0 Download console 2.0.0 archive

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We analyzed this package on Dec 5, 2018, and provided a score, details, and suggestions below. Analysis was completed with status completed using:

  • Dart: 2.1.0
  • pana: 0.12.7


Detected platforms: Flutter, other

Primary library: package:console/console.dart with components: io.

Health suggestions

Format lib/src/clipboard.dart.

Run dartfmt to format lib/src/clipboard.dart.

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Package Constraint Resolved Available
Direct dependencies
Dart SDK >=2.0.0-dev.61 <3.0.0
vector_math ^2.0.7 2.0.8
Dev dependencies
test >=0.12.0 <0.13.0