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- Subject: Re: how recognize output of dialog ncurses inside shell
- From: Vasiliy G Tolstov <v.tolstov@...>
- Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 15:11:14 +0400
On Wed, 2011-05-18 at 12:40 +0200, Michal Kolodziejczyk wrote:
> On 18.05.2011 12:02, Vasiliy G Tolstov wrote:
> > Hello. I'm not try google, sorry.
> > How can i get some info about installing specific application what uses
> > dialog ncurses windows with progress bars and messages?
> > For example some program does not allow to run noninteractive and some
> > times brings boxes with yes/no questions, how can i parse it output with
> > lua?
> > Does it possible ?
> In theory you can search for ansi control codes in application's output
> (if you can get one, for example with io.popen()) - if you find some,
> then the application uses ncurses most probably.
> So as far as lua is concerned, io.open() and string functions is enough
> for detecting ncurses output. But parsing output of such applications
> can be tricky, no matter what language you use.
Thank You for suggesntions.
Vasiliy G Tolstov <firstname.lastname@example.org>