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Old 02-03-2005, 10:29 PM   #1
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problem transfering result of search to a dialog box

OK, the thing is:

I'm not able to figure out a way to put the results of my searchs in a "grafic" dialog.
My shell script contains the lines:
#for the search I use the "find" command:

echo "Type the key word"
read variable
find / -name $variable

#and I wanted the result of this search to be transferred to some dialog box
#such as:

dialog --title "xxxx" --backtitle "xxxx" \
--msgbox "the result of the search" 12 12

#I have already tried to send the result to some .tmp file adding this to the
#"find" command:

find / -name $variable 2>/tmp/result.tmp

#but the result is not sent to this file (is the "2>" only used for transferring
#errors (for example) to the especified path?
#Sure that after that I have transformed the content of that file in a variable
#for it to be "echoed" in the dialog box.
#Am I using the wrong type of dialog box?
#If one of you more experienced with this knows how to do it, I'd be grateful!
Old 02-05-2005, 04:14 PM   #2
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This is what I came up with:

echo "Type the key word"
read variable
RSLT=`find . -name "$variable"`
dialog --title "xxxx" --backtitle "xxxx" \
 --msgbox "$RSLT"  40 40
Works for me, edit the 40 40 to whatever size you want, and perhaps look into runing RSLT through some filters to clean up the output.
Old 02-06-2005, 10:46 AM   #3
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aaaaahhhh thank god or whoever sent you!!!
I was getting crazy with all the delay for someone to post a so suitable answer...

thank u man! It sounds like I've made a confusion with the variables!
that got going pretty well!!
Old 02-07-2005, 06:59 AM   #4
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is only stderr
1> or normally simply >
is stdout
both would be:

>> file means append to file


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