I’m trying to read keyboard input events from
dev/input/eventN, but after reading exactly 1365 events the file is reported as empty and never receives any more data. MWE:
dev_num = 6 # my keyboard is event6, use `cat /proc/bus/input/devices` to find yours kbd = open("/dev/input/event$dev_num", "r") num_events = 0; event = zeros(UInt8, 24); while !eof(kbd) num_events += 1 readbytes!(kbd, event; all=true) end num_events eof(kbd) close(kbd)
By typing the lines after the
while loop we should have more events to read but
eof is always true for me and
num_events is always 1365.
Not sure if this is a problem with Julia’s I/O but any help would be appreciated.
Note: all my programs work fine so the keyboard events are being received by elsewhere. Also, this works fine for
Also, this approach seems to work fine for
logkeys.cc - read which makes me suspect either I’m doing something wrong here or Julia is.