is there any flashcard application, game or edu?

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Wed Mar 7 17:41:37 UTC 2007

On Wed, Mar 07, 2007 at 09:23:43AM -0800, Gary Kline wrote:

> 	Maybe somebody knows this one: is there a game or educational
> 	app that will popup a small frame with a question and space for
> 	answer? Say: "What is the capitol of Kansas? or What is the cube
> 	root of 8?
> 	The questions and answers could be in a textfile:
> 	#Q					#A
> 	What is the capitol of Kansas?		Topeka
> 	What is the cube root of 8?		2
> 	I'm thinking of something very simple that could be expanded 
> 	over time.  Linux has something that's pretty near what I'm
> 	aiming for, but it breaks--I'm obviously missing some libraries.
> 	After looking for four days I thought I'd ask here.
> 	thanks for any clues,
> 	gary
> 	PS:  I could probably knock something out in a half hour using
> 	/bin/sh but I'd rather have something more graphic and flexible.

You could check out curses/ncurses.   There is a man page.
It might be overkill for what you want, but you can look.
It takes some effort to get started, but is not too bad to
keep adding to.

I actually just do this sort of thing in a quickie web page and
run it through a browser.    It only takes some simple tables.
If you want to read in the answers, a Perl or PHP script will
take care of it nicely.


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