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Scripting Graphical Commands with Tcl/Tk Mini-HOWTO

Salvador J. Peralta

Revision History
Revision 1.0 release 2003-08-19 Revised by: sjp
Subtitle: Putting a graphical face on commandline utilities with Tcl and Tk.

One of the richest aspects of Linux is its abundance of commandline utilities. The ability to rapidly provide a graphical frontend for those utilities to make them available to non-technical users can be a handy skill for a developer or administrator to possess. This article provides a cookbook-style tutorial introduction to Tcl and Tk, a scripting language and graphical toolkit that were designed to accomplish that very task.