Multipurpose Menu Selector Script: Source Code

This page contains the script forming the core of the Menu system used by the Multipurpose Raspberry Pi: Installing a Media, Gaming, PC Replacement.

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The creation and installation of this Menu system is detailed in the post Multipurpose Raspberry Pi – Part 2: Adding a Menu to Access RetroPie, Kodi, and the Raspbian Desktop

Menu Script Source Code

As noted in the main post, this script is modified from Alex Lucard’s original example on askubuntu.com

The following script can be copied directly from the web page and pasted into a text editor.

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#!/bin/bash
show_menu(){
    NORMAL=`echo "\033[m"`
    MENU=`echo "\033[36m"` #Blue
    NUMBER=`echo "\033[33m"` #yellow
    FGRED=`echo "\033[41m"`
    RED_TEXT=`echo "\033[31m"`
    ENTER_LINE=`echo "\033[33m"`
    echo -e "${MENU}*********************************************${NORMAL}"
    echo -e "${MENU}**${NUMBER} 1)${MENU} StartX (Desktop) ${NORMAL}"
    echo -e "${MENU}**${NUMBER} 2)${MENU} Emulation Station (RetroPie) ${NORMAL}"
    echo -e "${MENU}**${NUMBER} 3)${MENU} Kodi ${NORMAL}"
    echo -e "${MENU}**${NUMBER} 4)${MENU} *Reboot* ${NORMAL}"
    echo -e "${MENU}**${NUMBER} 5)${MENU} *SHUTDOWN* ${NORMAL}"
    echo -e "${MENU}*********************************************${NORMAL}"
    echo -e "${ENTER_LINE}Please enter a menu option and enter or ${RED_TEXT}enter to exit. ${NORMAL}"
    read opt
}
function option_picked() {
    COLOR='\033[01;31m' # bold red
    RESET='\033[00;00m' # normal white
    MESSAGE=${@:-"${RESET}Error: No message passed"}
    echo -e "${COLOR}${MESSAGE}${RESET}"
}
clear
show_menu
while [ opt != '' ]
    do
    if [[ $opt = "" ]]; then 
            exit;
    else
        case $opt in
        1) clear;
        option_picked "Launching X-Windows";
	startx
	# the main Terminal remains running whilst X-Windows loads on another process
	# re-load this script so the menu will be present after exiting from X-Windows back to the Terminal
        /home/pi/tools/selector.sh
	exit;
        ;;
        2) clear;
            option_picked "Launching Emulation Station (RetroPie)";
	    emulationstation;
        /home/pi/tools/selector.sh
	exit;
            ;;
        3) clear;
            option_picked "Launching Kodi Media Center";
            kodi;
	    /home/pi/tools/selector.sh
	    exit;
            ;;
        4) clear;
            option_picked "Rebooting System";
	sudo reboot;
            ;;
        5) clear;
            option_picked "Shutting Down System";
	sudo shutdown -h now;
	;;
        *)clear;
        option_picked "Pick an option from the menu";
        show_menu;
        ;;
    esac
fi
done

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