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Contains utilities for the Dart VM's dart:io.

Usage - io.dart



Returns whether a provided file path is considered executable on the host operating system.



An enum-like class that contains known exit codes.


A higher-level service for spawning and communicating with processes.

Use spawn to create a process with std[in|out|err] forwarded by default
Future<void> main() async {
  final manager = ProcessManager();

  // Print `dart` tool version to stdout.
  print('** Running `dart --version`');
  var spawn = await manager.spawn('dart', ['--version']);
  await spawn.exitCode;

  // Check formatting and print the result to stdout.
  print('** Running `dart format --output=none .`');
  spawn = await manager.spawn('dart', ['format', '--output=none', '.']);
  await spawn.exitCode;

  // Check if a package is ready for publishing.
  // Upon hitting a blocking stdin state, you may directly
  // output to the processes's stdin via your own, similar to how a bash or
  // shell script would spawn a process.
  print('** Running pub publish');
  spawn = await manager.spawn('dart', ['pub', 'publish', '--dry-run']);
  await spawn.exitCode;

  // Closes stdin for the entire program.
  await sharedStdIn.terminate();


A safer version of the default stdin stream from dart:io that allows a subscriber to cancel their subscription, and then allows a new subscriber to start listening. This differs from the default behavior where only a single listener is ever allowed in the application lifecycle:

test('should allow multiple subscribers', () async {
  final logs = <String>[];
  final asUtf8 = sharedStdIn.transform(UTF8.decoder);
  // Wait for input for the user.
  logs.add(await asUtf8.first);
  // Wait for more input for the user.
  logs.add(await asUtf8.first);
  expect(logs, ['Hello World', 'Goodbye World']);

For testing, an instance of SharedStdIn may be created directly.

Usage - ansi.dart

import 'dart:io' as io;
import 'package:io/ansi.dart';

void main() {
  // To use one style, call the `wrap` method on one of the provided top-level
  // values.
  io.stderr.writeln(red.wrap("Bad error!"));

  // To use multiple styles, call `wrapWith`.
  print(wrapWith('** Important **', [red, styleBold, styleUnderlined]));

  // The wrap functions will simply return the provided value unchanged if
  // `ansiOutputEnabled` is false.
  // You can override the value `ansiOutputEnabled` by wrapping code in
  // `overrideAnsiOutput`.
  overrideAnsiOutput(false, () {
    assert('Normal text' == green.wrap('Normal text'));

Publishing automation

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