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Old 10-03-2013
What about trying sth like dialog or whiptail?
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Old 10-03-2013
in2nix4life , This is awesome, runs pretty well in bash, is there a ksh version of it. Thanks a lot..
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Old 10-03-2013
@rveri: would an awk- version be sufficient?
awk     '       {Arr[NR]=$0; L=length($0); if (L>MAXL) MAXL=L}
         END    {HF=sprintf("%*s",MAXL+4," "); gsub(" ","#",HF)
                 print HF
                 for (i=1; i<=NR; i++) printf "# %-*s #\n", MAXL, Arr[i]
                 print HF}
        ' file

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