Projects / Zenity


Zenity is a tool that allows you to display Gtk+ dialog boxes from the command line and through shell scripts. It is similar to gdialog, but is intended to be saner. It comes from the same family as dialog, Xdialog, and cdialog, but it surpasses those projects by having a cooler name.


Recent releases

  •  31 Dec 2007 18:10

    Release Notes: New and updated translations.

    •  02 Jun 2006 16:51

      No changes have been submitted for this release.

      •  07 Mar 2005 19:00

        Release Notes: This release supports the following dialog options: Calendar, Text Entry, Error, Informational, File Selection, List, Progress Indication, Notification, Question, Warning, and Text Information.

        •  04 Feb 2003 12:16

          No changes have been submitted for this release.

          Recent comments

          02 Sep 2010 14:48 fiction4

          Hello ,
          Probably not the place to post this. Looking for a easy way to send notifications when on gnome desktop. Thought Zenity would be the perfect solution. Used a script and 'at'. Nothing pops up on desktop? Watched it with 'top' and it ran. Tried several different options nothing worked. When run from desktop in a script it works great. Even 'killed' its script and its still there. From 'at' nothing?

          03 Sep 2009 11:22 amaresh944

          I love it ... good one

          08 Feb 2009 00:01 slacker_

          love it...
          I read about this program in linux-magazine and decided to give it a try.

          zenity helped me a lot at developing bash scripts for non-geeks,

          i never liked gui-programming, but with this program its fun and easy !

          keep up your good work ! ;-)

          04 Dec 2008 17:42 lakshmipathi

          Great Work
          Really a cool tool.I have implemented GUI for my C program :) Keep up this good work.

          07 Sep 2004 14:35 tmillard

          xmessage for old computers
          This is a very nice program, however I plan on having my program run zenity then xmessage if zenity can't be executed. The whole world does not use Gnome (even as good as it is).


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