2.2. EVMS Ncurses interface

The EVMS Ncurses (evmsn) user interface is a menu-driven interface with characteristics similar to those of the EVMS GUI. Like the EVMS GUI, evmsn can accommodate new plug-ins and features without requiring any code changes.

The EVMS Ncurses user interface allows you to manage volumes on systems that do not have the X and GTK+ libraries that are required by the EVMS GUI.

2.2.1. Navigating through EVMS Ncurses

The EVMS Ncurses user interface initially displays a list of logical volumes similar to the logical volumes view in the EVMS GUI. Ncurses also provides a menu bar similar to the menu bar in the EVMS GUI.

A general guide to navigating through the layout of the Ncurses window is listed below:

Dialog windows are similar in design to the EVMS GUI dialogs, which allow a user to navigate forward and backward through a series of dialogs using Next and Previous. A general guide to dialog windows is listed below:

The EVMS Ncurses user interface, like the EVMS GUI, provides context menus for actions that are available only to the selected object in a view. Ncurses also provides context menus for items that are available from the Actions menu. These context menus present a list of commands available for a certain object.

2.2.2. Saving changes

All changes you make while in the EVMS Ncurses are only in memory until you save the changes. In order to make the changes permanent, save all changes before exiting. If you forget to save the changes and decide to exit the EVMS Ncurses interface, you will be reminded of the unsaved changes and be given the chance to save or discard the changes before exiting.

To explicitly save all changes, press A + S and confirm that you want to save changes.