Esmith::console

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esmith::console(3) User Contributed Perl Documentation esmith::console(3)


NAME

      esmith::console - A class to provide a backend library to the server
      console.

SYNOPSIS

          use esmith::console;
          my $console = esmith::console->new();
          ($rc, $choice) = $console->message_page
              (
               title   => gettext("Administrator password not set"),
               text    => gettext("Sorry, you must set the administrator password."),
              );

DESCRIPTION

      This class provides a backend library of methods for the frontend
      console on the server. The intent is that all of the whiptail code is
      hidden in this library, and the frontend can just concern itself with
      the logical progression through any and all applicable screens.

Methods

  new
      This is the class constructor.
  screen and dialog
      These method are wrappers around whiptail and dialog, and permit the
      creation of custom screens depending on the arguments passed. They are
      typically not called directly, but are used by all of the other page
      methods that follow. You should only call these method directly if none
      of the other methods apply.
  backtitle
      Console header line for each page
  message_page
      This method should be used whenever a screen that displays a simple
      message is required.
  tryagain_page
      This method displays a simple "try again" screen.
  password_page
      This method displays a screen suitable for entering a password.
  yesno_page
      This method displays a simple yes/no screen, so the user can make a
      simple binary selection.
  input_page
      This method displays a simple input screen with an input box.
  infobox
      This method is similar to a messagebox, but exits immediately, without
      clearing the screen.
  textbox
      A text box lets you display the contents of a text file in a dialog
      box.  It is like a simple text file viewer.
  menu_page
      This method displays a screen with a menu.
  keep_option
      ??
  gauge
      This method displays a progress bar. It takes a coderef as parameter,
      and uses the coderef to drive the --gauge widget of the dialog program,
      as well as to perform whatever actions are being reported by the
      progress bar. The coderef should take one parameter, which is the file
      handle to write the controlling text to. If the return value of the
      coderef is defined, it is displayed by a message_page after the
      progress bar terminates.
      All text used to update the progress bar should either be numbers
      between 0 and 100, or arbitrary text sandwiched between leading and
      training lines of ’XXX’ followed by newline. The numbers will update
      the percentage complete of the display, and the text will update the
      displayed text. Updating the displayed text will reset the precentage
      complete to 0, so text should always be followed by number.
  run_screens
      This method takes a directory of screens to run, and runs them in
      order.  To support navigation between screens, this method respects an
      integer return value from the screens.
          0 = all is well, continue to the next screen
          1 = all is not well, go back to the previous screen
          2 = catastrophic failure - return from run_screen

AUTHOR

      SME Server Developers <smebugs@mitel.com>


perl v5.10.1 2014-04-05 esmith::console(3)