dialog ?

Phil Betts Phil.Betts@ascribe.com
Wed May 20 10:08:00 GMT 2009

Markus Wenke wrote:
> In early versions of cygwin, I've used "dialog" for some scripts.
> Now I want to start the script and "dialog" is not installed on the
> current cygwin version.
>  I tried to install it with Cygwin-setup, but I can't find a packet
> named "dialog".
> Which packet do I have to install for dialog?

For this sort of question, you can either use the package search at
http://cygwin.com/packages/ or simply use cygcheck:

$ cygcheck -p dialog.exe
Found 2 matches for dialog.exe.
tetex-bin/tetex-bin-2.0.2-15    The TeX text formatting system
tetex-bin/tetex-bin-3.0.0-3     The TeX text formatting system

In this case however, tetex-bin does not contain dialog.exe but 
tcdialog.exe.  That file does seem to be dialog.exe by a different name
though, so you might want to add "alias dialog=tcdialog" to ~/.bashrc

This might be a packaging bug: typing "man tcdialog" brings up the 
dialog(1) man page, which suggests that something is not quite right.


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