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Old 01-30-2009, 07:00 PM   #1
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LXer: Saving my sanity with Zenity : shell script interaction via the GUI


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Whilst an increasing number of recent converts are avoiding it (and I donít blame them really), the shell is still a key tool for the majority of GNU/Linux users. Shell scripts are knocked-up, shared and deployed in all sorts of circumstances ó some simply time-saving, others life-saving. But even if the shell script has been written by somebody else, running it can be a cumbersome and frightening exercise for users of lesser experience or confidence. How do we bring the flexibility of the shell script to the GUI-only user? Recently faced with just such a quandary, I discovered Zenity: a tool which just might have saved my sanity. Read the first installment of this Zenity tutorial at Freesoftware Magazine.

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