JDK-6351276 : Console should support reading a single character at a time
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Status: Open
  • Resolution: Unresolved
  • Component: core-libs
  • Sub-Component: java.io
  • Priority: P4
  • Affected Version: 6
  • OS: generic,windows_xp
  • CPU: generic,x86
  • Submit Date: 2005-11-16
  • Updated Date: 2010-05-10
Description
A DESCRIPTION OF THE REQUEST :
The java.io.Console that was added as a fix for RFE#4050435 doesn't allow reading the keyboard input character by character. Please add this capability to the console.

JUSTIFICATION :
There simply is no way to do this in the jdk. A lot of console text applications could be written/significantly enhanced if this simple mechanism were to be provided.