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Question: Text mode interactive screen for Linux

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  • by kormoc (122955)
    To do what? I'm sure there is something out there, but I don't understand what you want.
  • by einstein (10761)
    like... your shell? bash? or do you mean an interactive interpreter for code? I think there is a way you can run perl that way.. I think we need to know more what you want to do, before we can give an answer of any satisfaction.
    • by Chacham (981) *
      No, I mean an interactive screen. Imagine Visual Basic on a text screen.
      • Visual Basic on a text screen..
        like.. you want a programming environment that lets you have windows and text boxes in a text screen? look into ncurses, that's a library that makes text screen programming easier.. still not sure if that's what you want.
        • by Chacham (981) *
          Ncrurses would be in the correct direction. However, as a library, it is probably confusing to use.

          It looks like I will need to use X, the SVGA server shouldn't be that bad. But, what a waste of resources.
  • I don't know what your question is, really - It is possible with VB to create CLI commandline apps, GUI windowing apps, ActiveX plugins, or windows services. "VB on a text screen" makes no sense whatsoever.

    But I think I might know what you mean --

    Newt is a windowing toolkit based on slang for text mode. It's easy to program. There is another application (I think it might even use newt) called "dialog" that allows you to build really simple gui's using shellscript (or any programming language calling exter
    • "VB on a text screen" makes no sense whatsoever.

      Obviously, you've never seen VB for DOS. :)

      Newt is a windowing toolkit based on slang for text mode. It's easy to program. There is another application (I think it might even use newt) called "dialog" that allows you to build really simple gui's using shellscript (or any programming language calling external commands from 'dialog')

      The problem with Dialog, assuming I understood it correctly, is that dialog has control when it is shown. I want to shgow a s

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