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Friday_Cool_Nix_Links #8
(late again)

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Msg#: 533 posted 9:57 pm on Apr 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

Well I slacked again, yesterday was an insanely busy day. Sorry!

This weeks Cool *nix Links is about user interfaces to shell scripts.

We've all come across the neat term based GUIs used in most distro's configuration scripts. Most of those are using a Dialog [hightek.org].
Dialog is a utility to create nice user interfaces to shell scripts, or other scripting languages, such as perl. It is non-graphical (it uses curses) so it can be run in the console or an xterm.

some screenshots [hightek.org]

Xdialog [chez.com] is really quite slick. It can take any shell script that uses Dialog and turn it into a GUI application. It is really simple to use, you just drop in Xdialog in place of dialog and it does the rest for you.

What is Xdialog?
Xdialog is designed to be a drop in replacement for the "dialog" or "cdialog" programs. It converts any terminal based program into a program with an X-windows interface. The dialogs are easier to see and use while adding even more functionalities (e.g. with the treeview, the file selector, the edit box, the range box, the help button/box). Because Xdialog uses GTK+, it will also match your desktop theme.

Some screenshots are available on the home page. [chez.com]


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