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Old 10-08-2018, 09:22 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by scasey View Post
Could you shorten the first param?

Well, sort off.
As I mentioned, I am using the original script to build my modifications onto.
The "main" menu works with functions, hence the first parameter is pretty short.
I thought using first parameter directly , as a command, will be easy to do.
It did , until I run into this. ( Yes, I could add "menu functions" ....)
One of my primary objective was to simplify WiFi installation / configuration.
Then I found out that there are about four different ways / main commands to do that and most of them require setting options to be useful.
That is how the first parameter got quickly out of hand as far as width.

I do have a "custom menu" where I can build / delete a command parameter without going thru bash rebuild.
Perhaps when I get more "bash" experience I could figure out how to build "base command" and add parameters as needed.

"1" "Change password for the current user"
I guess I don't see why the repeated text...
again yu are looking at "work in progress"....

I'm tinkering, but haven't got it to work yet...

Whoops, I need to add "message'.......inserts do not count!
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Originally Posted by Jim232 View Post
From my (short) experience with whiptail - I call it "temperamental" mainly for unpredictable display which depends on overall dimensions.
As an example - setting numbers of vertical lines makes --menu option text disappear.

I was actually trying to figure out how to add "tooltip" or "F1" type of help access.

Yes, I do agree there are many ways "to skin a cat" and I was concentrating on common "scroll bar control" - in horizontal way. Changing overall "window" dimensions is doable indeed.

And reason for multi line - some of the "commands" I use - first parameter - are pretty long , hence I run out of displayable text in description parameter.
i'm sure you're right, but please keep in mind that there's only so much you can do with a text user interface.
tbh, horizontal scrollbars (or any scrollbars) sounds like a lot to ask of what is probably an ncurses app.

there's probably a reason whiptail isn't widely used on Linuxes.
dialog, however, is - you might want to give that a try.

Originally Posted by Jim232 View Post
I just checked "yad" and it is not available in Raspian. It would probably be overkill anyway.
other graphical menu builder apps: zenity gmessage xmessage Xdialog


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