Frontend programming

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    Frontend programming

    How is X frontend programming generally done? Do you simply compile the console app with the X code into one big bulk or is there a smarter way?

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    Depends, I think the nmap frontend program (I assume you mean making X frontends for console programs) just uses pipes to call nmap, and then reads it's stdout for a responce. You can either code an X front end into the application, or run it with something like exec() and use pipes to send/recv it's stdin/stdout. Some programs even have a plugin system for their UI and you can make an X plugin for it.

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