I'm trying to create a simple bash script that I can run over ssh that will display some basic system information using ncurses and the dialog command. I've tried two approaches so far:
dialog --infobox in a while loop with a 1 second sleep between redraws.
Problem: This displays properly however there is a brief flicker between redraws that I would like to eliminate
dialog --tailbox once and have it display the contents of a pre-populated system info file.
Problem: Unless the number of lines in the input file changes, the dialog doesn't update.
I'm wondering if there is a better way to draw a dialog box with constantly updating information. I'm also open to any other non ncurses suggestions if there is a better/easier way of doing this.
I will be displaying this through SSH on a small tablet so I would like to make it as visually appealing as possible while remaining within the terminal.