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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 UTCShould be Finished on: Fri 21 Jun 2013 12:00:00 AM UTC
Category: Project ApprovalPriority: 5 - Normal
Status: NonePrivacy: Public
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Tue 11 Jun 2013 02:58:11 AM UTC, original submission:

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

Description:

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

Tarball URL:

http://savannah.gnu.org/submissions_uploads/bash-4-2-patch-45-bash-forms-patch.00001

David Bernard <dbernard>

 

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