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Zenity is described as 'tool that allows you to display GTK dialog boxes in commandline and shell scripts' and is a Shell in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Zenity for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Python and Qt. The best alternative is Yad, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Zenity are easybashgui, KDialog, wxGlade and whiptail.

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

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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.
      Sample dialog with tabs from YAD's SourceForge.
      Sample dialog with drop-down from YAD's SourceForge.
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      Almost everyone thinks Yad is a great alternative to Zenity.
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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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      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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    • wxGlade

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      16 alternatives to wxGlade 

      wxGlade is a GUI designer written in Python with the popular GUI toolkit wxPython, that helps you create wxWidgets/wxPython user interfaces. At the moment it can generate Python, C++, Perl, Lisp and XRC (wxWidgets' XML resources) code.

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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.


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        wxFormBuilder

        • FreeOpen Source
        • Mac
        • Windows
        • Linux
        19 alternatives to wxFormBuilder 

        wxWidgets is an excellent framework that enables the creation of multi-platform applications with and without a graphical user interface. There are several applications that help create dialogs visually, even so, some practical problems have led me to start the development of a...

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      • VisualWX

        • FreeOpen Source
        • Windows
        • Linux
        16 alternatives to VisualWX 

        Visualwx aims to be the ultimate RAD tool, designed for c++, python, perl, ruby, lua and wxWidgets. Still there are many things to do, but we've achieved considerable progress.

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        Discontinued

        Last version seems to be VisualWx 0.87.6.0 Alfa April 13 2007, see http://visualwx.altervista.org/downloads.php. There is no version for Python 3.

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      • xmessage

        • FreeOpen Source
        • Shell
        • Linux
        13 alternatives to xmessage 

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

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        1.  Command line interfacexmessage either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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          Xmessage displays a (GUI) window containing a message from the command line, a file, or standard input (from its man page). It is pretty basic and won't win any beauty contests, but it gets the job done and has quite a few handy options.

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          In case you only have to display a message, and do not want to need a large part of the gnome environment.

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          it work form shell command line

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          wxDev-C++

          • FreeOpen Source
          • Windows
          • Bloodshed Dev-C++
          15 alternatives to wxDev-C++ 

          wxDev-C++ is an extension of Bloodshed Dev-C++ by Colin Laplace et. al. This program helps you to create dialogs and frames for wxWidgets visually using a form designer.

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          Discontinued

          The project is no longer developed. Last version, 7.4.2, released in June 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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        • 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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