> I am looking for a menu driver to run unix commands. I am trying to make
> life easier for some of my novice users and computer operators.
> I am looking for the following functionality:
> 1. Ability to run scripts or programs. (Complex shell commands a bonus)
> 2. Interoperability. Need to run on HP, DG, Sequent, and SCO.
> 3. Easy definition files.
> If anyone knows where such a program/script can be obtained, please let
Check the O'Reilly book on sed & awk (Dale Dougherty, ISBM 0-937175-59-5),
this describes a menu processor which is run from parameter files &
controlled by an awk program. It uses the system() and getline
calls to achieve this. We use it here for our operations people -
running backups, starting and stopping background jobs &c &c.
Works good, too. (Don't worry about getting to grips with awk either,
I was doing in 3 weeks what I had spent 3 years trying to fathom out!).
The introduction says the programs are available by ftp from
ftp.uu.net - file /published/oreilly/nutshell/sedawk/progs.tar.Z,
I guess the URL is
I think I retrieved the file and untarred it, but have done nothing with
AT&T Istel Ltd., Redditch, UK
That's it - we're platform shoes.