writing simple visual front ends to shell scripts for ubuntu

Jim Richardson warlock at eskimo.com
Mon Sep 12 03:11:30 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-09-12 at 09:43 +1000, Justin Kelly wrote:
> Hi All,
> Im just after some feed back and suggestions on whats best to use to
> write small,simple visual front end style apps for some shell scripts
> ive written for Ubuntu/Kubuntu.
> The end result im after is to write a basic 'hello world' type app
> that will execute a script if the user click OK and quit if they click
> CANCEL so that 'non-commandline' people can easily run my scripts on
> the different flavours of ubuntu.
> requirements:
>   - it must be able to run on default install of ubuntu and kubuntu
> (so nothing gtk/qt specific).
>   - ive never made visual apps so some thing easy to learn would be great.
> - im sure a everyone will say Python, but what pythonGUI specific
> stuff is in both ubuntu and kubuntu(ie.tkinker,pygtk,wx,etc...)?

You need Zenity. apt-cache show zenity for details, man zenity, etc. 

Jim Richardson http://www.eskimo.com/~warlock
when you find yourself in a hole, first thing to do, is stop digging...
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