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How to use ncurses widgets in shell scripts on Linux

Apr 09, 2020, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Egidio Docile)

In this tutorial we will learn the basics of the dialog utility, in order to use ncurses widget in our shell scripts. We will see how to install dialog in the most used Linux distributions, some of the common options we can use to alter the behavior of dialog, how to use some widgets; among the others: inputbox, checklist, radiolist and yesno. Finally, we will see how to use the data obtained by the widget processing.

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