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# 1  
Old 01-12-2002
Sub menu's

I have designed a script menu, but I would like to to create sub menus e.g. I have my normal menu, then have a few options, and I for example choose option 2 and I would like it to take me to a whole new page (well, clear the screen) then allow me to choose from 5/6 options, which are functional. Dunno if that is clear but, ill give u an example:

Usual menu appears with 6 options e.g.

1. File functions
2. Directory functions
3. -
4. -
5. -
6. -

And say I choose option 1, I would like it to clear the screen and take me to a new sub-menu e.g.

1. Delete
2. Copy
3. Remove
etc

Is this possible??

Because I tried altering my current menu and basically cutting the whole menu and putting a copy of it under where I define the function, but it didnt work. Can ne1 help, or give pointers?? Smilie Smilie
# 2  
Old 01-13-2002
In general you can use

tput clear

to clear the screen. Once the screen is clear, display you sub-menu.
# 3  
Old 01-13-2002
I know how to do a standard clear, but not sure how to do a enter/add the sub menu part of the display in my existing script.

Can you give me an example of a menu which displays sub menu's??
# 4  
Old 01-13-2002
Well depending on how you are doing it all. I created one awhile back and well I used case statements. If you do it that way just add a statement inside the other statement!
merlin
# 5  
Old 01-13-2002
Here's a little example. The sub-menus are coded as procedures which are referenced by the main-menu code.

Code:
#!/bin/sh
file_menu() {
clear
echo '\n\n(File Functions menu processing goes here)'
sleep 2
}

dir_menu() {
clear
echo '\n\n(Directory Functions menu processing goes here)'
sleep 2
}

# Main Menu

while true
do
clear
cat<<endcat


1. File Functions
2. Directory Functions
9. Exit

endcat

echo 'Enter choice: \c'
read reply

case $reply in
  1) file_menu;;
  2) dir_menu;;
  9) return;;
  *) echo 'invalid choice'
     sleep 2;;
esac

done

Jimbo
# 6  
Old 01-13-2002
Quote:
I have designed a script menu, but I would like to to create sub menus e.g. I have my normal menu, then have a few options, and I for example choose option 2 and I would like it to take me to a whole new page (well, clear the screen) then allow me to choose from 5/6 options, which are functional. Dunno if that is clear but, ill give u an example:

Usual menu appears with 6 options e.g.

1. File functions
2. Directory functions
3. -
4. -
5. -
6. -

And say I choose option 1, I would like it to clear the screen and take me to a new sub-menu e.g.

1. Delete
2. Copy
3. Remove
etc

This is my menu script so far:
!/bin/ksh

amenu () {

clear
echo `date`
echo
echo "\t\t\tMy Personal Menu"
echo
echo "\t\tPlease Select:"
echo
echo "\t\t\t 1. Directory display"
echo "\t\t\t 2. Current Activity"
echo "\t\t\t 3. Who is logged on"
echo "\t\t\t 4. File functions"
echo "\t\t\t 5. Directory functions"
echo "\t\t\t 0. Exit"
echo Select by pressing a number and then ENTER ;
}

PressEnter () {
echo Press Enter
read x
}


DirectoryDisplay () {
ls -l|more
PressEnter
}

CurrentActivity () {
ps -ef|more
PressEnter
}

WhoIsLoggedOn () {
who|more
PressEnter
}

Filefuctions () {
?????????????????????????????
PressEnter
}

Directoryfunctions () {
?????????????????????????????
PressEnter
}

while true
do

amenu

read answer

case $answer in
1) DirectoryDisplay ;;
2) CurrentActivity ;;
3) WhoIsLoggedOn ;;
4) Filefunctions ;;
5) Directoryfunctions ;;

0) break ;;
esac

done
clear

------

Can ne1 that can help cut and paste the changes that I need to make (please see the quote above for more information).
# 7  
Old 01-14-2002
Thanx Jimbo, must have posted at the same time, coz I didnt see ur example at first, thanx for that. I tried it and it worked, but I rather use my existing script, how can I alter that so that it works?? Smilie Smilie I tried a few things but I just kept getting error messages. Can u help? (See my script in the previous post)
 

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