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zenity

Display dialogs from the command-line/shell scripts. Return user-inserted values or 1 if error.

  • Display the default question dialog:

zenity --question

  • Display an info dialog displaying the text "Hello!":

zenity --info --text="{{Hello!}}"

  • Display a name/password form and output the data separated by ";":

zenity --forms --add-entry="{{Name}}" --add-password="{{Password}}" --separator="{{;}}"

  • Display a file selection form in which the user can only select directories:

zenity --file-selection --directory

  • Display a progress bar which updates its message every second and show a progress percent:

{{(echo "#1"; sleep 1; echo "50"; echo "#2"; sleep 1; echo "100")}} | zenity --progress