This API mainly provides information about the computer a Lua state is running on, such as its address and uptime. It also contains functions for user management. This could belong to the
os table, but in order to keep that “clean” it's in its own API.
The component address of the computer's temporary file system (if any), used for mounting it on startup.
The amount of memory currently unused, in bytes. If this gets close to zero your computer will probably soon crash with an out of memory error. Note that for OpenOS, it is highly recommended to at least have 1x tier 1.5 RAM stick or more. The os will boot on a single tier 1 ram stick, but quickly and easily run out of memory.
The total amount of memory installed in this computer, in bytes.
The amount of energy currently available in the network the computer is in. For a robot this is the robot's own energy / fuel level.
The maximum amount of energy that can be stored in the network the computer is in. For a robot this is the size of the robot's internal buffer (what you see in the robot's GUI
The time in real world seconds this computer has been running, measured based on the world time that passed since it was started - meaning this will not increase while the game is paused, for example.
Shuts down the computer. Optionally reboots the computer, if
reboot is true, i.e. shuts down, then starts it again automatically. This function never returns.
This example will reboot the computer if it has been running for at least 300 seconds(5 minutes)
local computer = require("computer")
if computer.uptime() >= 300 then
Get the address of the filesystem component from which to try to boot first. New since OC 1.3.
Set the address of the filesystem component from which to try to boot first. Call with nil / no arguments to clear. New since OC 1.3.
Returns the current runlevel the computer is in. Current Runlevels in OpenOS are:
S: Single-User mode, no components or filesystems initialized yet
1: Single-User mode, filesystems and components initialized - OpenOS finished booting
computer.users(): string, ...
A list of all users registered on this computer, as a tuple. To iterate the result as a list, use
on it, first.
Please see the user rights documentation
computer.addUser(name: string): boolean or nil, string
Registers a new user with this computer. Returns
true if the user was successfully added. Returns
nil and an error message otherwise.
The user must be currently in the game. The user will gain full access rights on the computer. In the shell,
useradd USER is a command line option to invoke this method.
computer.removeUser(name: string): boolean
Unregisters a user from this computer. Returns
true if the user was removed,
false if they weren't registered in the first place.
The user will lose all access to this computer. When the last user is removed from the user list, the computer becomes accessible to all players.
userdel USER is a command line option to invoke this method.
computer.pushSignal(name: string[, ...])
Pushes a new signal into the queue. Signals are processed in a FIFO order. The signal has to at least have a name. Arguments to pass along with it are optional. Note that the types supported as signal parameters are limited to the basic types nil, boolean, number, string, and tables. Yes tables are supported (keep reading). Threads and functions are not supported.
Note that only tables of the supported types are supported. That is, tables must compose types supported, such as other strings and numbers, or even sub tables. But not of functions or threads.
computer.pullSignal([timeout: number]): name, ...
Tries to pull a signal from the queue, waiting up to the specified amount of time before failing and returning
. If no timeout is specified waits forever.
The first returned result is the signal name, following results correspond to what was pushed in
, for example. These vary based on the event type.
Generally it is more convenient to use
from the event
library. The return value is the very same, but the
library provides some more options.
computer.beep([frequency:string or number[, duration: number])
Causes the computer to produce a beep sound at
frequency Hz for
duration seconds. This method is overloaded taking a single string parameter as a pattern of dots
. and dashes
. for short and long beeps respectively.