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Old 10-12-2008, 02:26 AM   #1
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dialog and other GUIs in shell script!!!


hi
i want to write a shell script in solaris sparc.
i test dtksh today but it is very limited (or i am noob in motif). please suggest another choice. it most be executable in some platforms such tru64 with ni cimpilation. so i prefer shell script technology. that doesn't require compilation but have graphical capabilities such input dialog or progress bar.
where i can usable document about dtksh, it seems good, probably!!
 
Old 10-12-2008, 05:19 AM   #2
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Although being very powerful, dtksh is not that good and I gave up using it around eight years ago. There are memory leaks and other oddities that make it unsuitable for production unless your GUI is very short lived. Its devlopment is also frozen since many years and dtksh along with CDE is likely to disappear from future Solaris releases.

For simple dialogs, you might use zenity instead (not sure about tru64 availability) or newer scripting languages.
 
  


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