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Re: Looking for a command... - Kommander?
Bryan J.Smith wrote ..
> - whiptail is a slang-based utility.
> - dialog is a (n)curses-based utility.
I wondered about that.
The man page for whiptail says it is based on dialog.
However, my Xandros system doesn't install dialog by default,
so a 'which dialog' or 'man dialog' didn't return anything
when I checked that reference in the whiptail dialog.
I installed whiptail because some GNOME-head on the
Xandros forums whined about where his beloved whiptail was,
and I wondered ... what the heck might that be?
Apparently there is also xdialog and zenity to play with, too.
So, I installed dialog with "apt-get install dialog" and presto!
However, "--timeout seconds" appears to be an option of 'dialog',
but not of whiptail.
> $ whiptail --timeout 3 --yesno Howdy! 5 20
> --timeout: unknown option
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