Saturday, August 30, 2014

Bash menu starter

Starter menu to show you the power of tput.



[code]
#!/bin/bash
#testmenu.sh
#test for tput cursor movements
#colour the screen
tput setb 3 #Green in xterm and brown in linux terminal
tput clear
#paint menu onto the screen
echo ""
echo ""
echo "TEST MENU"
echo "1 ..... ECHO 1"
echo "2 ..... ECHO 2"
echo "3 ..... ECHO 3"
echo "4 ..... QUIT"
echo ""
echo "Select item: "
#loop around gathering input until QUIT is more than 0
QUIT=0
while [ $QUIT -lt 1 ]
do
#Move cursor to after select message
tput cup 8 13
#Delete from cursor to end of line
tput el
read SEL
if [ ${#SEL} -lt 1 ]
then
continue
fi
if [ $SEL -eq 4 ]
then
QUIT=1
continue
fi
#put message in middle of screen
tput cup 15 20
#Delete from cursor to end of line
tput el
case $SEL in
*) echo "You selected $SEL";;
esac
done
#reset the screen
#Find out if this is a "linux" virtual terminal
if [ $TERM ~ "linux" ]
then
tput setb 0 #reset background to black
fi
tput reset
tput clear
[/code]

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