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gdialog (1)

Name

gdialog - display GTK+ dialogs

Synopsis

zenity [options]

Description

ZENITY(1)                   General Commands Manual                  ZENITY(1)



NAME
       zenity - display GTK+ dialogs

SYNOPSIS
       zenity [options]

DESCRIPTION
       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, 1 or 5,  depending
       on  whether  the  user  pressed OK, Cancel or timeout has been reached.
       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.

OPTIONS
       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

       --password
              Display password dialog

       --forms
              Display forms 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', 'ques-
              tion' 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

       --no-markup
              Do not enable pango markup


       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

       --no-markup
              Do not enable pango markup


       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 col-
              umns.

       --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 exam-
              ple,  '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

       --no-markup
              Do not enable pango markup

       --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

       --checkbox=TEXT
              Enable a checkbox for use like a 'I read and accept the terms.'

       --ok-label
              Set the text of the OK button

       --cancel-label
              Set the text of the cancel button


       Warning options


       --text=STRING
              Set the dialog text

       --no-wrap
              Do not enable text wrapping

       --no-markup
              Do not enable pango markup


       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


       Password dialog options


       --username
              Display the username field


       Forms dialog options


       --add-entry=FIELDNAME
              Add a new Entry in forms dialog

       --add-password=FIELDNAME
              Add a new Password Entry in forms dialog

       --add-calendar=FIELDNAME
              Add a new Calendar in forms dialog

       --text=STRING
              Set the dialog text

       --separator=STRING
              Set output separator character

       --forms-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


       Miscellaneous options


       -?, --help
              Show summary of options.

       --about
              Display an about dialog.

       --version
              Show version of program.


       Also the standard GTK+ options are accepted. For more information about
       the GTK+ options, execute following command.

              zenity --help-gtk


ENVIRONMENT
       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.


EXAMPLES
       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

AUTHOR
       Zenity was written by Glynn Foster <glynn.foster@sun.com>.

       This manual page was written by Ross Burton <ross@burtonini.com>.



ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+-----------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |   ATTRIBUTE VALUE     |
       +---------------+-----------------------+
       |Availability   | gnome/zenity          |
       +---------------+-----------------------+
       |Stability      | Pass-through volatile |
       +---------------+-----------------------+
SEE ALSO
       gdialog(1), dialog(1)



NOTES
       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source  was  downloaded  from   https://download.gnome.org/sources/zen-
       ity/3.24/zenity-3.24.0.tar.xz

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Zenity.



                                 December 2011                       ZENITY(1)