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Old 01-28-2020
Mplayer fifo.

Hi all,

First of all, sorry for the pastebin link. The code tags aren't working for me.

#!/bin/bash # while-menu-dialog: a menu driven -

This is a channel "changer" shell script i'm working on. It uses dialog to display the menus.
It was working fine until yesterday. When I try to change channels, it simply does not work.

Here's the fifo:
-rw-r--r-- 1 ignatius users 18 Jan 28 07:49 /tmp/mplayer-control

I'm wondering, what's wrong with the code?

Also, a second question. For the "Custom" option, i'd like to add an input prompt, to allow input to select a channel from /etc/mplayer/channels.conf. Anyone know how I would do this?

Thank you.

Last edited by rbatte1; 01-28-2020 at 01:41 PM..
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Old 01-28-2020
Originally Posted by ignatius
First of all, sorry for the pastebin link. The code tags aren't working for me.
What does that mean exactly?

CODE TAGS work for everyone...... they are not complicated and work just fine for everyone, including noobs with 1 post Smilie
# 3  
Old 01-28-2020
No, when I try to encase the code with the code tags, it looks like it doesn't like the carriage returns and/or linefeeds.
# 4  
Old 01-28-2020
Cut and paste... looks just like your pastbin code, poor formatting and all Smilie :


                              # while-menu-dialog: a menu driven system information program


                              display_result() {
                                dialog --title "$1" \
                                  --no-collapse \
                                  --msgbox "$result" 0 0

                              while true; do
                                exec 3>&1
                                selection=$(dialog \
                                  --backtitle "" \
                                  --title "" \
				  --begin 1 1 \
                                  --clear \
                                  --cancel-label "Exit" \
                                  --menu "Please select:" $HEIGHT $WIDTH 4 \
                                  "1" "  Change channel to previous  " \
                                  "2" "  Change channel to next      " \
                                  "3" "  Custom                      " \
                                  2>&1 1>&3)
                                exec 3>&-
                                case $exit_status in
                                    echo "Program terminated."
                                    echo "Program aborted." >&2
                                    exit 1

                                case $selection in
                                  0 )
                                    echo "Program terminated."
                                  1 )
                                    result=$(echo "tv_step_channel -1" > /tmp/mplayer-control)
                                  2 )
                                    result=$(echo "tv_step_channel 1" > /tmp/mplayer-control)
                                  3 )
                                    if [[ $(id -u) -eq 0 ]]; then
                                      result=$(echo "tv_set_channel MyNetTV" > /tmp/mplayer-control)
                                      result=$(echo "tv_set_channel MyNetTV" > /tmp/mplayer-control)

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