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Old 07-21-2011, 04:48 PM   #1
mrm5102
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XMESSAGE -- Possible to Change Return Codes??


Hey All,

So I'm writing a little shell script and in it I'm using "xmessage" to get back input from the user.

The user will get a msg box that could have 3 or 4 different messages in the msg box depending on the situation.
And I am using a "case" statement to handle the return codes from xmessage's 3 or 4 different buttons that it could have.

Depending upon the situation it could show either 3 or 4 buttons.
I would like to only keep one case statement to handle the return codes because it could get pretty cumbersome to have 4 different case statements, one for each msg box.

So my question is: Would it be possible to define what the return codes would be for each button manually???
(by default if you have 4 buttons the return codes would be (from button 1 to 4) 101,102,103,104)
Code:
For Example:
                 ##################################################
                 #              MSG BOX 1                         #
                 #     .           .           .           .      #
     Buttons --> # |Button 1|  |Button 2|  |Button 3|  |Button 4| #
Return Codes --> #    101         102         103         104     #
                 ##################################################



                 ##############################################
                 #             MSG BOX 2                      #
                 #     .           .           .              #
     Buttons --> # |Button 1|  |Button 2|  |Button 3|         #
Return Codes --> #    101         102         104             #
                 ##############################################
Thanks in Advance,
Matt
 
Old 07-21-2011, 09:28 PM   #2
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Did you not notice the phrase "by default"? Perhaps you should read the man page a bit more carefully.
Quote:
-buttons button,button,...
This option will cause xmessage to create one button for each comma-separated button argument. The corresponding resource is buttons. Each button consists of a label optionally followed by a colon and an exit value.
Code:
xmessage -buttons foo:105,bar:106,baz:107 message
 
Old 07-22-2011, 09:12 AM   #3
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David,

Hey David, thanks for the reply.

Haha yea, I guess I must have overlooked that. I did read through the man page but I guess I just didn't see that.
Well anyway, thanks for your help. Much appreciated.


Thanks,
Matt
 
  


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