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hannysabbagh

Joined: 14 Apr 2013
Posts: 17

PostPosted: Mon 03 Jun 2013, 11:03    Post_subject:  problem when using ls in gtkdialog..  

Hello.

i have wrote a command to list all gtk2 themes in /usr/share/themes:

ls -d /usr/share/themes/*/gtk-2.0 | awk -F"/gtk-2.0" '{print $1}'

the problem is when i try to put this command as an input command for comboboxtext, of course it will give me a Synatex error because of the '

so i tried to use a variable like $thing='{print $1}' , and in comboboxtext:

ls -d /usr/share/themes/*/gtk-2.0 | awk -F"/gtk-2.0" "$thing"

this way works very good on the terminal, but in gtkdialog it doesn't work, it gives me ls: write error: Broken pipe

any help ?
thanks.[/code]
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seaside

Joined: 11 Apr 2007
Posts: 887

PostPosted: Mon 03 Jun 2013, 11:59    Post_subject:  

hannysabbagh,

You can do it with a function -
Code:
#!/bin/sh

theme_list() {
ls -d /usr/share/themes/*/gtk-2.0 | awk -F"/gtk-2.0" '{print $1}'
}

export -f theme_list

GTKDIALOG=gtkdialog
export MAIN_DIALOG='
<vbox>
  <hbox>
    <text>
      <label>Combobox:</label>
    </text>
    <comboboxtext>
      <variable>COMBOBOX</variable>
      <input>theme_list</input>
    </comboboxtext>
  </hbox>
  <hbox>
    <button ok></button>
    <button cancel></button>
  </hbox>
</vbox>
'

$GTKDIALOG --program=MAIN_DIALOG


Cheers,
s
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hannysabbagh

Joined: 14 Apr 2013
Posts: 17

PostPosted: Mon 03 Jun 2013, 13:05    Post_subject:  

hello seaside.

i know that you can do that, but the problem is that i need only the theme name, not its full directory, like:"Crux,Adwitia.." not "/usr/share/themes/crux"...

thank you.
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seaside

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PostPosted: Mon 03 Jun 2013, 15:12    Post_subject:  

hannysabbagh,

Perhaps this.
Code:
ls -d /usr/share/themes/*/gtk-2.0 | awk -F"/" '{print $5}'

Cheers,
s

EDIT: I'm not really sure what you're looking for because you could do this by " ls /usr/share/themes/".
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hannysabbagh

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PostPosted: Mon 03 Jun 2013, 16:08    Post_subject:  

Thank you my friend, it is now working correctly Smile
Thanks.
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