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    Zenity Alternatives

    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 KDialog (Free, Open Source), wxGlade (Free, Open Source), whiptail (Free, Open Source) and wxFormBuilder (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 11, 2021

    1. 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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      Almost everyone thinks Yad is a great alternative to Zenity.
    2. 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).


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
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      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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    3. display dialog boxes from shell scripts
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      wxWidgets is an excellent framework that enables the creation of multi-platform applications with and without a graphical user interface.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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.

      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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    4. display a message or query in a window (X-based /bin/echo)
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      xmessage vs Zenity opinions
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      ocor61 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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      it work form shell command line
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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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.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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    5. display dialog boxes from shell scripts. Curses based. Works in console mode.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Bloodshed Dev-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.

      Discontinued

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

    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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