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cmb271 06-11-2012 03:14 AM

How to make a terminal based application
I know this may have been repeated but I want to know how to. I was looking at ALDO morse code teacher and I see it runs in terminal and I was wondering how to make a program that runs like ALDO. I don't want it to do morse code but something similar, I want to know what is it written in like shell or python or ruby or something and also how can I convert whatever it is into a Debian package because if I'm able to build what I want I want to release it.

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It is going to be a tutorial or a text based game, I haven't decided yet but the ALDO's text terminal interface was exactly what I need and I want to know how was something like that created and what must I learn to create something like it, The text interface not a clone of the application.

acid_kewpie 06-11-2012 03:56 AM

well I've no idea what Aldo looks like so don't know what you really mean by a terminal based application. "ls" is a terminal based application really...

the only thing I'd be given to presume you really mean is a text based gui, which I've always made using the curses library, which python can sort out no problem. the dialog tool is a possible alternative at a much more basic level with bash.

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