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task #12690: Submission of Command Forms for BASH

Submitted by:  David Bernard <dbernard>
Submitted on:  Tue 11 Jun 2013 02:58:11 AM UTC  
Should Start On:  Tue 11 Jun 2013 12:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Fri 21 Jun 2013 12:00:00 AM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Cancelled Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  Assaf Gordon <agn>
Open/Closed:  Closed Effort:  0.00

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Mon 25 Aug 2014 03:32:35 PM UTC, comment #2:


I am closing this submission due to inactivity.
You will still be able to register the project again once you have the time to deal with the registration issues.

- Assaf

Assaf Gordon <agn>
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Tue 12 Aug 2014 12:16:26 AM UTC, comment #1:


I'm reviewing old tasks in Savannah.
Are you still interested in the submission of Command Forms for BASH?

If within two weeks I still do not get a reply, I will close this submission request.
You will still be able to register the project again once you have the time to deal with the registration issues.


Assaf Gordon <agn>
Site AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue 11 Jun 2013 02:58:11 AM UTC, original submission:

A new project has been registered at Savannah
This project account will remain inactive until a site admin approves or discards the registration.

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While this item will be useful to track the registration process, approving or discarding the registration must be done using the specific Group Administration page, accessible only to site administrators, effectively logged as site administrators (superuser):

Registration Details

  • Name: Command Forms for BASH
  • System Name: bash-forms
  • Type: non-GNU software and documentation
  • License: GNU General Public License v2 or later


Extension to bash to provide "text" forms for entering command arguments.

When the user completes the form, the calculated command line is placed in the edit line allowing the user to further edit the command and arguments.

The purpose of command forms are to assist user in using command options they are unfamiliar with and helping them learn those options.

The extension implements the following new builtin commands:

fieldspec - to define fields
formspec - to define forms
form - to display a form and place the calculated command line output in the edit line

A form can be defined to have different display levels. A display level controls which "fields" are displayed. The user can switch between the display levels to display additional fields which may represent less commonly used options.

The extension is published as a source patch to bash.

Other Software Required:

Gnu Bourne-Again Shell GPLv3 http://ww.gnu.org/software/bash

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David Bernard <dbernard>


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