November 28, 2011

Help function of "dialog"

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Hi all,

I'm currently writing some bash scripts using the "dialog" functionality to enhance the user experience on the command line.

All is going well, but there is one problem I cannot sort out and little info is found via Google, that is, the help system of dialog. There are options to show a help button and when the user selects it, the corresponding help text appears.
I can get the button to shop up, but there is no documentation on how to show the corresponding help text into a box. Dialog just quits with "HELP:".

Does anyone here on the forums have any usable knowledge about the help functionality of dialog and is willing to help me out?

Thanks in advance and should you need more information, please ask, so I can supply it.

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