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

Pete Holsberg pjh42 at
Wed Aug 8 01:22:49 UTC 2007

Derek Broughton keyed the following on 8/7/2007 8:48 PM:
Pete Holsberg
Columbus, NJ

To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes 
perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, 
sincerity, earnestness and kindness....
> 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...

That's OK. But can you tell me what you meant???

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