gtkdialog – variables
kassube at gmx.net
Wed Apr 17 19:13:20 UTC 2013
Johnny Rosenberg wrote:
> I'm experimenting a bit (at level ”beginner”) with gtkdialog and there
> is one thing that I can't figure out.
> I can use variables in dialogues, but I can't use those variables
> ”outside” the dialogue in my script.
> Here's an example, in which the user pick a car and a colour. Of
> course I want to set two variables with the user's choice.
> Now the script:
> export MainDialog='
> gtkdialog --program=MainDialog
> Running this, selecting ”Citroën” and ”Black” and hitting OK gives the
> following output (at standard out):
> However, when trying to use those variables in the Bash part of the
> script, they do no longer exist:
That's how it should be. gtkdialog is an external program that has no
influence on the variables of your bash script. You could parse the
output of the gtkdialog - maybe like this untested snippet:
... insert first part of your script here ...
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