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Renjan thomas wrote:
Is there anyway i could do this without installing the GUI.??
Usually software created for the *nix environment has a command-line equivalent. For example, K3b, the popular GUI CD/DVD burner is "just" a front end to the command-line cdrecord and dvd+rw-tools programs. Contact your vendor.
If you are stuck with a GUI wizard there are a few options. First, if the Linux box is headless, Xvfb is a virtual X11 server that does not require a graphics system. I use Xvfb on my headless Solaris servers so I can run OpenOffice for document conversion. Second, on the Windows side, you can run X on Cygwin so you can display an X windows program running on your Linux server on your Windows machine (X tunneling).
Usually software created for the *nix environment has a command-line equivalent*
Yes Joe...actually i want to create a Oracle BPM engine....but i couldnt find a commandline equivalent for that.....OBPM installation has a command line equivalent but for directory service creation i couldnt find out.
This is often accomplished with minimal effort by wiring the commands into a GUI framework. Shell scripts can use curses and various text-mode support functions (such as the command-line dialog facility). GUI stuff can us the GUI equivalents, such as tcl/Wish.
Of course, if you're stuck trying to run a vendor-supplied GUI app where they weren't flexible, that's small consolation.
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