A simple chat application written in Python using TCP Sockets and urwid
Clone or download this repository however you like.
$ git clone https://github.com/ravener/python-chat
Make sure Python3 is installed and install urwid:
$ pip install urwid
On a terminal session start the server:
$ python server.py
You can stop the server with
CTRL + C
Now start the client
$ python client.py
You can type
/q to exit the client.
The project is simple and could work well as a private chat server among some friends but there are a few more changes I’d like to have for it to be more practical:
- Ability to type server address (currently it assumes localhost)
- Message history (without database, just store like last X messages in memory)
- Useful Slash Commands
- Some more code clean up and various little things.
- Demonstrate creating bots. (You can already do this by leveraging the client connection code from
client.pybut I mean demonstrate it and find some practical uses for it)
Who knows maybe I could eventually turn this into a named project?
Released under MIT License