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Announcing repl.run: publish your terminal apps as websites
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amasad (3257)

UPDATE: repl.run is now deprecated. More info here: https://docs.repl.it/repls/repl-run

Almost everyone's first computer program is a terminal program along the lines of:

name = input('What is your name?\n')
print('Hi, %s.' % name)

Every programmer has experienced an intense sense of accomplishment when someone uses their program. The problem is that, until today, there was no easy way to share text and terminal-based programs.

That's why we're excited to announce repl.run, where every, and I mean every, terminal program on Repl.it can be published as a website.

You'll get a website with a fullscreen terminal with your program automatically running. Here's the @pyelias's classic chatroom repl.runing:

https://storage.googleapis.com/replit/images/1539992794270_d005a7259a30aac0a7a88ae303ec0874.pn

Here's what it looks like to publish @ericqweinstein's snake game:

https://storage.googleapis.com/replit/images/1539992004450_47b122d708c762914fe14f8bebfab063.gi

You can play it at sssnake.ericqweinstein.repl.run. And the chatroom here: chatroom.pyelias.repl.run.

This is only the beginning. We think we built a whole new way to share terminal apps on the web and it's going to take us a while, with your help, to explore all the implications here.

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lucaspompeun (14)

Guys, anyone knows a alternative to repl.run?

MeowC (52)

repl.runningfromyourcommitments

DuncDuncan (0)

how to publish image ?

[deleted]

how do you make a .run?

NickB562 (1)

@dhhfd should be a url at top of console with repl.run

ZokianNuker (0)

@NickB562 repl.run discontinued :( any other way i can get only the output of my program?

pavi2410 (24)

Is it possible to get the query string from the url?

PiciAkk (0)

@pavi2410 Wow, this is a good question :D. As stdin?

nsedler (20)

This is very cool!

XavierDD (101)

I'm not an explorer but I have it and it's amazing!!!

XavierDD (101)

@timmy_i_chen I would, but I use IOS chrome and explore doesn't like it...