dialog software

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(on Wikipedia)
https://invisible-island.net/dialog/

A program to present a commandline dialog, letting a scripter get user input.

Capable enough for everyday scripts. Capable enough that to get a "GUI" dialog, I would rather spawn a terminal and use dialog.

  • cat
  • The shell builtin read.
  • A GUI option would be Xdialog.
  • I think it's hilarious there are so many nice screenshots of a text program.



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Zenity infobox

(on Wikipedia)
https://wiki.gnome.org/action/show/Projects/Zenity?action=show&redirect=Zenity [ 1 ] was http://live.gnome.org/Zenity
https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Zenity

A program to present a GUI dialog, that lets a scripter get user input.

I didn't use this for anything notable enough to form an opinion. It seems nice, but I didn't want to have yet another application, especially one with a dependency, when there's something commandline already (dialog).

See also:

  • YAD - a fork of Zenity with some dependencies removed.



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One of many styles.
One of many styles.

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(on Wikipedia)
https://tools.suckless.org/dmenu/ [ 1 ] was http://www.suckless.org/wiki/tools/xlib

From dwm

I use it with my run.sh



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Software > dialog >

http://xdialog.free.fr/ [ 1 ] was http://xdialog.dyns.net

Simple GUI version of dialog, made for having few dependencies.

Seems pretty neat, but I couldn't replicate a simple application launcher. I ended up just using dialog in a terminal window.

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