May 26, 2018

Not Eriks Windowing Toolkit: console I/O handling library

Newt is a windowing toolkit for text mode built from the slang library. It allows color text mode applications to easily use stackable windows, push buttons, check boxes, radio buttons, lists, entry fields, labels, and displayable text. Scrollbars are supported, and forms may be nested to provide extra functionality.

Besides the newt library, this port provides whiptail, which may be used from shell scripts similarly to Savio Lam’s “dialog”. Newt provides the textual interface for the Red Hat and Debian boot disks.

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