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Announcing repl.run: publish your terminal apps as websites
amasad (2551)

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:

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

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.

MeowC (52)


DuncDuncan (0)

how to publish image ?

dhhfd (0)

how do you make a .run?

NickB562 (0)

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

pavi2410 (20)

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

PiciAkk (0)

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

nsedler (21)

This is very cool!

XavierDD (93)

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

XavierDD (93)

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