form_win - Linux


form_win is a powerful text-based form handling tool that allows users to create interactive forms for data collection, input validation, and error handling in a command-line environment. It provides a user-friendly interface and a wide range of features for efficient form processing.


form_win [options] [form_file]


  • -h, –help: Display help information.
  • -V, –version: Display version information.
  • -d, –delimiter: Sets the delimiter for field separation (default: ‘ ‘).
  • -q, –quiet: Suppress prompts and display only field values.
  • -e, –errors: Display only error messages.
  • -r, –required: Make all fields required to fill.


Basic Form Creation:

form_win form.txt

Custom Delimiter and Suppression:

form_win -d ',' -q form.txt

Data Validation with Required Fields:

form_win -r -e form.txt

Common Issues

  • Incorrect Delimiter: Ensure the delimiter matches the field separator in the form file.
  • Missing Required Fields: Verify that all required fields have been filled before submission.
  • Invalid Input: Check for input that does not meet the specified data types or constraints.


  • Scripting: Integrate form_win with shell scripts for automated data collection and processing.
  • Piping: Pipe the output of form_win to other commands for further manipulation or analysis.

Related Commands

  • dialog: A command-line tool for creating dialog boxes.
  • whiptail: A form creation tool with a graphical interface.
  • Official Documentation