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Old 06-15-2005, 02:57 PM   #1
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Text-based GUI


I'm running RedHat 9 on a cluster of several computers. There are a few programs I am running, and they're all command-line based. I manually change the config files and write my own scripts to run these programs. Essentially, I'd like a way to have a text-based GUI that someone could run (without having to start X-Windows) that would set the preferences and create the script.

I've looked around and found JTTui (freshmeat.net/projects/jttui/), and I think that's the type of thing I'm looking for, but it doesn't look like it's maintained anymore, and the screenshots look kind of... clunky.

So, what would be my best bet for something like this? Are there any options other than JTTui?

Thanks!
 
Old 06-15-2005, 04:15 PM   #2
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There's ncurses, or you could use dialog if it's just
plain old scripts ... slackwares "gui" is built on it.
 
Old 06-15-2005, 04:53 PM   #3
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if you don't have a clue how the ncurses graphics look like, go to your kernel source directory
/usr/src/linux/
and type
Code:
make menuconfig
Don't save anything and exit.
 
Old 06-16-2005, 03:38 PM   #4
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I would recommend ncurses. It is really powerful, you can make different windows which you can switch between and you can imitate popups etcetera. It is fairly easy to learn, there are several good guides on the net.

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Old 06-17-2005, 09:15 AM   #5
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I would recommend ncurses. It is really powerful, you can make different windows which you can switch between and you can imitate popups etcetera. It is fairly easy to learn, there are several good guides on the net.

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Old 06-17-2005, 09:23 AM   #6
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Since you are using script you can use dialog utility see the /usr/share/doc/dialog* directory for more example or see online for example : http://www.cyberciti.biz/nixcraft/li.../ch04sec7.html and http://www.cyberciti.biz/nixcraft/li...ch04sec11.html and more examples

Hope this helps
 
Old 06-18-2005, 08:46 AM   #7
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http://freshmeat.net/projects/mytui/

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