Package: dialog (1.3-20160424-1)
Links for dialog
Download Source Package dialog:
Please consider filing a bug before contacting the maintainer directly.
Original Maintainer (usually from Debian):
- Santiago Vila
It should generally not be necessary for users to contact the original maintainer.
- Homepage [invisible-island.net]
Warning: This package is from the staging distribution. That means it is likely unstable or buggy, and it may even cause data loss. Please be sure to consult the changelog and other possible documentation before using it. The package will automatically migrate to the current development distribution, when it has been tested.
Displays user-friendly dialog boxes from shell scripts
This application provides a method of displaying several different types of dialog boxes from shell scripts. This allows a developer of a script to interact with the user in a much friendlier manner.
The following types of boxes are at your disposal:
yes/no Typical query style box with "Yes" and "No" answer buttons menu A scrolling list of menu choices with single entry selection input Query style box with text entry field message Similar to the yes/no box, but with only an "Ok" button text A scrollable text box that works like a simple file viewer info A message display that allows asynchronous script execution checklist Similar to the menu box, but allowing multiple selections radiolist Checklist style box allowing single selections gauge Typical "progress report" style box tail Allows viewing the end of files (tail) that auto updates background tail Similar to tail but runs in the background. editbox Allows editing an existing file
Other Packages Related to dialog
- dep: debianutils (>= 1.6)
- Miscellaneous utilities specific to Debian
- dep: libncursesw5 (>= 6)
- shared libraries for terminal handling (wide character support)
- dep: libtinfo5 (>= 6)
- shared low-level terminfo library for terminal handling