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I have to automate a backup process, but I need to have a GUI front-end since the users are very intimidated by the bash prompt.

Since the script will most likely go on a server without X I decided on Whiptail. Whiptail is a dialog (software) replacement using Newt instead of ncurses.

Tips on whiptail usage:
1. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1562666/bash-scripts-whiptail-file-select
2. http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Bash_Shell_Scripting/Whiptail
3. http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/opensource/how-to-use-whiptail-to-write-interactive-shell-scripts/3188
4. http://www.dawoodfall.net/scripts/bash/wget-dialog-example

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