System administration tasks performed from a menu driven interface


 
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Old 11-07-2012
System administration tasks performed from a menu driven interface

I need to write a shell script that allows some system-administration tasks to be preformed automatically from a menu-driven interface. Automate the following tasks:
Copy directory tree
Delete files or directories
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But I don't understand the question. What is a "menu driven interface" in unix?
What is the features of system administration tasks?
Are they run from command line?

I don't need any code or script just wondering where should I start.
If i found any problem then I will ask in the homework section.

Thank u
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Old 11-07-2012
Menu-driven is simply display options
cb = cheeseburger
hd = hot dog
st = steak
and prompt for a response from the user of what they want
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Old 11-07-2012
Here's an example using the dialog utility to create a ncurses-based menu:

Menu Driven Shell Script Using Dialog Utility
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