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Support functions for user interaction – command line only.

Does not need tkinter.

cardinal_pythonlib.ui_commandline.ask_user(prompt: str, default: str = None) → Optional[str][source]

Prompts the user, with a default. Returns user input from stdin.

cardinal_pythonlib.ui_commandline.ask_user_password(prompt: str) → str[source]

Read a password from the console.