xmessage Alternatives

    xmessage is described as 'display a message or query in a window (X-based /bin/echo)' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to xmessage for Linux, Windows, Mac, Python and Qt. The best alternative is Zenity, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like xmessage are Yad (Free, Open Source), KDialog (Free, Open Source), whiptail (Free, Open Source) and gxmessage (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 18, 2020

    1. Zenity is a tool that allows you to display GTK dialog boxes in commandline and shell scripts.
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    2. Yad (yet another dialog) is a fork of Zenity with many improvements, such as custom buttons, additional dialogs, pop-up menu in notification icon and more. It's useful for creating quick and easy GUIs for shell and batch scripting.
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    3. kdialog allows you to display dialog boxes from shell scripts. The syntax is very much inspired from the "dialog" command (which shows text mode dialogs).
    4. display dialog boxes from shell scripts
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    5. a GTK-based xmessage clone
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      display dialog boxes from shell scripts. Curses based. Works in console mode.
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      My problem was that the KDialog code is still not ported to Qt5 and it depends on various Qt4/KDE4 components. The kdialog has big dependency sizes so we made an alternate dialogs like kdialog switches, options.
    6. MessagePop is a simple application designed to help you convey a message to the computer user. The program allows you to specify the message text and the other parameters from the command line.
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      Does not work with Linux, which xmessage only works with.
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    7. create a menu to run commands
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    8. Gtkdialog is a small utility for fast and easy GUI building.
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