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Old 01-02-2016, 04:44 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I need an ncurses launcher, either button or menu based. I plan to use it to send commands to ncmpdpp in a second terminal on the same machine.

I've found one called minmenu mentioned here on LQ -- anyone have it? or can suggest another program?

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Old 01-02-2016, 06:49 PM   #2
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Hi all,

I need an ncurses launcher, either button or menu based. I plan to use it to send commands to ncmpdpp in a second terminal on the same machine.

I've found one called minmenu mentioned here on LQ -- anyone have it? or can suggest another program?

Aloha.
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Old 01-02-2016, 06:53 PM   #3
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I'm not sure it is possible to send commands to an instance of ncmpcpp (which I take it you mean?) from another terminal. I am also not sure why one would want to when ncmpcpp is just a client to mpd?
 
Old 01-03-2016, 12:31 AM   #4
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Sure you can. Just do ncmpcpp next or the like. Check the man page for ncmpcpp and it'll give you the list of options.

I want it for use with a touch screen on an old VIA board that would be best used without X11. Tmux a couple of screens, run the button set in one and ncmpcpp in the other.

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Sure you can. Just do ncmpcpp next or the like. Check the man page for ncmpcpp and it'll give you the list of options.

I want it for use with a touch screen on an old VIA board that would be best used without X11. Tmux a couple of screens, run the button set in one and ncmpcpp in the other.

Aloha.
I think you're getting confused here. ncmpcpp is a curses front-end for mpd and controls and/or displays what is playing. There is also mpc which is a command line tool which can be called with arguments such as "mpc next" and "mpc stop". If you've an instance of ncmpcpp (or any other mpd client) open then it will reflect any changes made using mpc (or any other client). Sorry for being pedantic but it's probably best to be absolutely clear here what is going on.
 
Old 01-04-2016, 12:34 AM   #6
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Seriously, ncmpcpp can do it too. It's right in the --help or the man page.

Thanks anyway for trying.

Aloha.
 
Old 01-05-2016, 05:34 AM   #7
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i don't think you can find a menu specifically for mpc or ncmpcpp, so the point is moot...

i stumbled over this thread a few times now, and had a quick look .. it seems what you want is not readily available, but easily scripted or programed:
http://www.tuxradar.com/content/code...rses-ui-python
http://www.cplusplus.com/forum/unices/93285/
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/NCURSES-Pr...WTO/menus.html
 
  


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