Can anyone check this code and let me know what is wrong?
input_list = ["One", "Two", "Three"] P1 = input("Select the input: ", input_list, input_list, input_list) print (P1)
raw_input it is not possible to give a preselected list to the user to choose from. With
raw_input we collect raw strings.
update: a nice solution is to use the new pick library: https://github.com/wong2/pick It provides a small curses interface to pick our choice from a given list. Get it with
pip install pick. (update: multi-select: yes)
update 2: and yet another python lib ! https://curses-menu.readthedocs.org/en/latest/usage.html#getting-a-selection (no multi-select)
There's a tiny and unmaintained library made for that purpose, picker (multi-select: yes).
The simplest solution I'm thinking of is to use shell tools:
dialogis what distros like Debian use to present UIs in the console,
- selecta is a fuzzy text selector for the shell, so it fits exactly our needs, except it is a ruby tool,
zenity (and yad-dialog) make it very easy to build simple windows (we exit the terminal). I can display a list with this:
zenity --list --text="a title" --column="first column" "first choice" "second choice"
We can also select multiple choices.
- if we exit the console, we can use more complete GUI tools like gooey (it turns a python script with command line arguments into a GUI) or even Flexxx and others, but that's another work.