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Prasun1 07-07-2005 11:31 PM

help required
 
Hi all,


I am searching for documents that will really help me to design screens by

wrting shell scripts. I know how to do it to a certain extent , but what I am

really looking for is a screen which will be very user friendly and will have

almost all the features that we are used to do in the web.As for eg the

screens that we normally design by writing ASP etc.I really don't know if it

can be done but it will be of great help if someone can help me out with

some study material or particular urls having links to the same.


Thanks Prasun

Simon Bridge 07-08-2005 01:10 AM

Please follow the "advise" link in my sig. if you really want a helpful reply.
You should put your distro and location in your profile too.

Lets see now...
Title: help required
This is not specific enough - of course you require help, or you wouldn't be posting here. The best titles are where you put a short version of your question or some sort of immediate context - so we know what we are replying to.
Quote:

I am searching for documents that will really help me to design screens by
wrting shell scripts.
good on you! Go for it!
Quote:

I know how to do it to a certain extent...
search for documents or write shell scripts? <reads on>
Quote:

but what I am really looking for is a screen which will be very user friendly and will have almost all the features that we are used to do in the web.As for eg the screens that we normally design by writing ASP etc
OK - that's great. So was there a question in there?

You want to produce "screens" such as you may get writing in "ASP"

Why not just write ASP?
http://www.terong.com/article-migrate-asp-linux.php

But I think the same functionality comes in other forms. Google is your freind.

really read the advise part of the sig. (see below)

Prasun1 07-08-2005 01:27 AM

apology
 
Hi,

I am really sorry . I will try to be more oraganized in my postings in future.


Thanks and Regards
Prasun

Prasun1 07-08-2005 02:03 AM

making user friendly screen through shell scripting
 
Hi all,

This is yet another bump that I have to overcome within a very short span of time.

I want to develop screens with shell scripting ( so what's the big deal abot it ...you might think) that will almost accomodate all user moves . Normally we are used to seeing this type a screen (mostly developed in ASP) where the user has full liberty to navigate the screen (with her mouse) and do jobs within her privilege...like choosing a particular row and pressing a button to delete the data of that row. This is just but one of the many examples that we see in daily life. Now I want to make a similar screen by deploying shell scripting.Though it will be really laborious to do so , I have no other scope ( I mean due to some constraints) but to deploy it through shell scripting.

It will be really nice and appreciable if anyone can throw some light in this regard as to how can I obtain information pertaining to the problem I have just described.(Any links, url etc will do)

Thanks and Regards
Prasun.

trickykid 07-08-2005 07:36 PM

Re: making user friendly screen through shell scripting
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Prasun1
Hi all,

This is yet another bump that I have to overcome within a very short span of time.

I want to develop screens with shell scripting ( so what's the big deal abot it ...you might think) that will almost accomodate all user moves . Normally we are used to seeing this type a screen (mostly developed in ASP) where the user has full liberty to navigate the screen (with her mouse) and do jobs within her privilege...like choosing a particular row and pressing a button to delete the data of that row. This is just but one of the many examples that we see in daily life. Now I want to make a similar screen by deploying shell scripting.Though it will be really laborious to do so , I have no other scope ( I mean due to some constraints) but to deploy it through shell scripting.

It will be really nice and appreciable if anyone can throw some light in this regard as to how can I obtain information pertaining to the problem I have just described.(Any links, url etc will do)

Thanks and Regards
Prasun.

I've merged your two identical threads discussing the same topic together as double posting is against our rules and we don't need the same topic discussed multiple times in different locations.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/rules.php

cs-cam 07-09-2005 02:08 AM

Okay, in regards to using the mouse, I'm not sure. What I'm going to suggest *may* have a solution but I'm not sure.

So do you want to write your app in BASH (script? which would be a bad idea, or in a real language or even something like Python and just make it run in a CLI environment rather than a GUI/X11 environment? Google for ncurses, it's what you're looking for. A library to make console apps look good without doing thigns the really hard way.

Vgui 07-09-2005 04:09 AM

Um, I think you are meaning a GUI screen but on the command line?
You might want to look into ncurses, it lets you control the terminal, and a lot of leading command line applications are written in it (like Pine, ADOM, etc.)

Simon Bridge 07-09-2005 04:31 AM

Prasun1:
Quote:

Normally we are used to seeing this type a screen (mostly developed in ASP) where the user has full liberty to navigate the screen (with her mouse) and do jobs within her privilege...like choosing a particular row and pressing a button to delete the data of that row. This is just but one of the many examples that we see in daily life.
Really? Where? (Can you direct us to a page which does this so we can see?)

I've had a look at ASP - it seems to produce similar things to phpwiki? But not having used it ... like with wiki pages users can edit screen content to a degree according to their priviledge.


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