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Old 01-15-2006, 01:31 PM   #1
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kdialog --menu command

I have a bash variable with a kdialog command in it. I am having problems getting it to display correctly.
if i run the command straight from a shell it works perfect but from inside the script i cannot get it to display right. here is an example of the variable where the number is the value i want returned and the quoted text is the menu item:

kdialog --menu "What did you want:" 6766 "ribbit (frog sound)/ " 14560 "frog/ " 14561 "frogman/ " 19520 "red frog crab/ " 23000 "tree frog/ " 27076 "singing frog/ " 29587 "frog/(P)/ " 29588 "frog/ " 29592 "curved wooden support on top" 29593 "of) leapfrog/ " 29594 "leapfrog/ " 29595 "(n) curved wooden support on" 29596 "tree frog (toad)/ " 29909 "horned frog/ " 35404 "bullfrog/ " 67568 "green (tree) frog/ " 68077 "brown frog/ " 80272 "railway frog/ " 81100 "bullfrog/edible frog/ " 87114 "(game of) leapfrog/ " 87115 "leapfrogging/ " 90138 "(1) leaping/activity/(2) leapfrog (over a" 108614 "curved wooden support on top"

any ideas? thanks
Old 01-16-2006, 06:52 AM   #2
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I can't reproduce your problem. I wrote this very small script:
TEST=$(.your complete kdialog command here.)
echo "awnser: "$TEST
and it worked perfectly...

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Old 01-17-2006, 01:37 PM   #3
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That doesnt seem to be working either. If you run through this set of commands you can see what i mean better.

jeff@linux:~> KDIALOGCOMMAND="kdialog --menu \"What did you want:\" a \"hi\""
jeff@linux:~> echo $KDIALOGCOMMAND
kdialog --menu "What did you want:" a "hi"
jeff@linux:~> `$KDIALOGCOMMAND`
jeff@linux:~> kdialog --menu "What did you want:" a "hi"


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