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

Derek Broughton news at
Wed Aug 8 00:48:18 UTC 2007

Derek Broughton wrote:

> Pete Holsberg wrote:
>> Bruce Marshall keyed the following on 8/5/2007 5:39 PM:
>>>  On Sunday 05 August 2007, Pete Holsberg 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?
>>>  Press Alt-F2 and enter your command.  :-)
>> Not funny!
>>>  You give no details as to what you want to do....  or your
>>>  capabilities....
>> Pick any command that takes arguments. Produce a front end so that a
>> user doesn't have to remember what the choices for arguments are, can
>> enter values for the ones he wants, and pass them along to the command.
>> A little C, a little perl...
> A little C??  Is Gnome so difficult?  In KDE you just create a .desktop
> file, and I would have thought in Gnome it would be exactly the same.

Damn, that was dumb.  Sorry.  I was typing while doing other things.  Now I
feel like I need to write an introspective front end that can figure out
what command line arguments a program takes, and present them in a GUI...

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