[RndTbl] Shell programming question

John Lange john.lange at open-it.ca
Sat Apr 2 17:21:55 CST 2005

Can't help you with your specific question but here is a good bash
scripting reference:


Maybe you can find some answers there?

John Lange
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On Sat, 2005-04-02 at 15:11, Mike Pfaiffer wrote:
>  I'm playing around with a little program called Zenity. It is a simple way to 
> call up dialog boxes from a shell script. I've been able to produce a couple 
> of simple examples with just an OK box. There are more complicated examples 
> I'd like to try (this is going into some articles in Call-A.P.P.L.E.). The 
> thing is Zenity can return values to the calling script. I'd like to know how 
> to read these values...
>  I have done a bit of research. The UNIX textbook I was using at university 
> was written around the csh and didn't really have the information I wanted in 
> a location I could find easily (although I could swear it was there when I 
> took the course a little over 10 years ago). I looked at the man pages for 
> Zenity and BASH. I also looked at several examples in the /etc directory 
> (obviously unsuccessfully). I'll admit to being an airhead occasionally, but 
> this is a really simple problem. Simple problems are the worst ones to 
> solve. :-(
>     Later
>     Mike

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