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Use Zenity to GUI-Up Scripts

Feb 28, 2011, 23:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier)

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"Some people just aren't comfortable with the command line. If you're writing scripts for those people, you want to take a look at Zenity, a GNOME utility that provides simple GUI dialogs from a shell script.

"As a system administrator, you must not only come up with scripts that do the job -- but also keep users happy. One way to do so is to ensure some users have as little contact with the command-line interface (CLI) as possible. If you're fortunate enough to have users who are working with Linux desktops (like Ubuntu) then Zenity provides a toolkit for dialogs to gather user input and make it look like you've done much more coding than you really have."

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