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xmessage is described as 'display a message or query in a window (X-based /bin/echo)' and is a Shell 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 easybashgui, Yad, KDialog and whiptail.

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display a message or query in a window (X-based /bin/echo).

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    Zenity

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Shell
    • Linux
    20 alternatives to Zenity 

    Zenity is a tool that allows you to display GTK dialog boxes in commandline and shell scripts.

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    1.  PortableZenity can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Command line interfaceZenity either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    easybashgui

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    20 alternatives to easybashgui 

    Bash functions library for *BSD and GNU/Linux that aims to give simple GUI functions using yad, gtkdialog, kdialog, zenity, Xdialog, (c)dialog, whiptail or bash builtins depending on KDE or GNOME running or not, Yad/Gtkdialog/Xdialog installed or not and, eventually, X...

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    1.  Command line interfaceeasybashgui either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.


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    Yad

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    20 alternatives to Yad 

    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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    1.  Support for scriptingYad supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    2.  PortableYad can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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      Sample dialog with drop-down from YAD's SourceForge.
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      KDialog

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Shell
      • Linux
      21 alternatives to KDialog 

      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).

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      1.  Command line interfaceKDialog either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    • whiptail

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Shell
      • Linux
      20 alternatives to whiptail 

      display dialog boxes from shell scripts.

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      1.  Command line interfacewhiptail either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.


      • gxmessage

        • FreeOpen Source
        • Shell
        • Windows
        • Linux
        12 alternatives to gxmessage 

        a GTK-based xmessage clone.

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        1.  Command line interfacegxmessage either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
      • dialog

        • FreeOpen Source
        • Shell
        • Windows
        • Linux
        21 alternatives to dialog 

        display dialog boxes from shell scripts. Curses based. Works in console mode.

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        1.  Command line interfacedialog either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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          MessagePop

          • FreeProprietary
          • Windows
          15 alternatives to MessagePop 

          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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          1.  Command line interfaceMessagePop either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
          2.  PortableMessagePop can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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            Does not work with Linux, which xmessage only works with.

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            PyDialog

            • FreeOpen Source
            • Mac
            • Windows
            • Linux
            • Python
            • Qt
            8 alternatives to PyDialog 

            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.

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          • 9menu

            • FreeOpen Source
            • Shell
            • Linux
            14 alternatives to 9menu 

            create a menu to run commands.

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            1.  Command line interface9menu either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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