Progaramming: how to add a gui front end to a CL command?

Mike Peters mike at
Sun Aug 5 22:14:13 UTC 2007

On Sun, 05 Aug 2007 17:29:18 -0400
Pete Holsberg <pjh42 at> wrote:

> It seems to me that it should be fairly simple to add a GUI front end
> to a command. Does anyone have a reference (witj examples) for me?
> Thanks.
This is probably most simply achieved with Zenity or Dialog. You can
find tutorials/examples here:


If you want more flexibility, you could go for Python and Tkinter:

Python is fairly simple to learn if you don't know it already and
Tkinter is usually bundled with Python and is simple to use for a
simple GUI. 

There are many other Python GUI frameworks but many are probably
overkill for adding a simple GUI to a command. However the majority are
listed here:

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