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zenity: display GTK+ dialogs


zenity - display GTK+ dialogs


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zenity is a program that will display GTK+ dialogs, and return (either in the return code, or on standard output) the users input. This allows you to present information, and ask for information from the user, from all manner of shell scripts. For example, zenity --question will return either 0 or 1, depending on whether the user pressed OK or Cancel. zenity --entry will output on standard output what the user typed into the text entry field. Comprehensive documentation is available in the GNOME Help Browser, under GNOME/Utilities.
This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes ('-'). Dialog options --calendar Display calendar dialog --entry Display text entry dialog --error Display error dialog --file-selection Display file selection dialog --info Display info dialog --list Display list dialog --notification Display notification --progress Display progress indication dialog --question Display question dialog --text-info Display text information dialog --warning Display warning dialog --scale Display scale dialog --color-selection Display color selection dialog General options --title=TITLE Set the dialog title --window-icon=ICONPATH Set the window icon with the path to an image. Alternatively, one of the four stock icons can be used: 'error', 'info', 'question' or 'warning' --width=WIDTH Set the dialog width --height=HEIGHT Set the dialog height --timeout=TIMEOUT Set the dialog timeout in seconds Calendar options --text=STRING Set the dialog text --day=INT Set the calendar day --month=INT Set the calendar month --year=INT Set the calendar year --date-format=PATTERN Set the format for the returned date. The default depends on the user locale or be set with the strftime style. For example %A %d/%m/%y Text entry options --text=STRING Set the dialog text --entry-text=STRING Set the entry text --hide-text Hide the entry text Error options --text=STRING Set the dialog text --no-wrap Do not enable text wrapping File selection options --filename=FILENAME Set the file or directory to be selected by default --multiple Allow selection of multiple filenames in file selection dialog --directory Activate directory-only selection --save Activate save mode --separator=SEPARATOR Specify separator character when returning multiple filenames --confirm-overwrite Confirm file selection if filename already exists --file-filter=NAME | PATTERN1 PATTERN2 Sets a filename filter Info options --text=STRING Set the dialog text --no-wrap Do not enable text wrapping List options --text=STRING Set the dialog text --column=STRING Set the column header --checklist Use check boxes for first column --radiolist Use radio buttons for first column --separator=STRING Set output separator character --multiple Allow multiple rows to be selected --editable Allow changes to text --print-column=NUMBER Specify what column to print to standard output. The default is to return the first column. 'ALL' may be used to print all columns. --hide-column=NUMBER Hide a specific column --hide-header Hides the column headers Notification options --text=STRING Set the notification text --listen Listen for commands on stdin. Commands include 'message', 'tooltip', 'icon', and 'visible' separated by a colon. For example, 'message: Hello world', 'visible: false', or 'icon: /path/to/icon'. The icon command also accepts the four stock icon: 'error', 'info', 'question', and 'warning' Progress options --text=STRING Set the dialog text --percentage=INT Set initial percentage --auto-close Close dialog when 100% has been reached --auto-kill Kill parent process if cancel button is pressed --pulsate Pulsate progress bar --no-cancel Hides the cancel button Question options --text=STRING Set the dialog text --no-wrap Do not enable text wrapping --ok-label Set the text of the OK button --cancel-label Set the text of the cancel button Text options --filename=FILENAME Open file --editable Allow changes to text Warning options --text=STRING Set the dialog text --no-wrap Do not enable text wrapping Scale options --text=STRING Set the dialog text --value=VALUE Set initial value --min-value=VALUE Set minimum value --max-value=VALUE Set maximum value --step=VALUE Set step size --print-partial Print partial values --hide-value Hide value Color selection options --color=VALUE Set the initial color --show-palette Show the palette Miscellaneous options -?, --help Show summary of options. --about Display an about dialog. --version Show version of program. Also the standard GTK+ options are accepted.
Normally, zenity detects the terminal window from which it was launched and keeps itself above that window. This behavior can be disabled by unsetting the WINDOWID environment variable.


Display a file selector with the title Select a file to remove. The file selected is returned on standard output. zenity --title="Select a file to remove" --file-selection Display a text entry dialog with the title Select Host and the text Select the host you would like to flood-ping. The entered text is returned on standard output. zenity --title "Select Host" --entry --text "Select the host you would like to flood-ping" Display a dialog, asking Microsoft Windows has been found! Would you like to remove it?. The return code will be 0 (true in shell) if OK is selected, and 1 (false) if Cancel is selected. zenity --question --title "Alert" --text "Microsoft Windows has been found! Would you like to remove it?" Show the search results in a list dialog with the title Search Results and the text Finding all header files.... find . -name '*.h' | zenity --list --title "Search Results" --text "Finding all header files.." --column "Files" Show a notification in the message tray zenity --notification --window-icon=update.png --text "System update necessary!" Display a weekly shopping list in a check list dialog with Apples and Oranges pre selected zenity --list --checklist --column "Buy" --column "Item" TRUE Apples TRUE Oranges FALSE Pears FALSE Toothpaste Display a progress dialog while searching for all the postscript files in your home directory find $HOME -name '*.ps' | zenity --progress --pulsate


Zenity was written by Glynn Foster <glynn.foster@sun.com>. This manual page was written by Ross Burton <ross@burtonini.com>.


gdialog(1), dialog(1) February 1st, 2003 ZENITY(1)

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