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Old 03-06-2006, 09:59 AM   #1
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pop up a window


Is there any way to pop up a window displaying some text by using either bash script or c++ or both? I am using RHEL3.

Thanks a lot.
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in a console you can use "dialog", in gnome there's "zenity" which replaces gdialog. you may well also have luck with kdialog for kde and the generic xdialog.
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Thanks a lot. The "dialog" one is impressive. Is it possible to make it pup up like in the case of "gdialog"? Because if I run it in backgound, nothing will happen.
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When I faced this, I chose zenity---can't remember WHY--but zenity works like a charm.
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Zenity is real nice, shame about it's unnecessary gnome dependence
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Try xdialog, which Chris suggested as one of the dialog programs. I found it to start fastest of the ones I tried (no need to load kdelibs first or anything else). It requires just minimal dependencies that every Linux system should have out of the box.
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Thanks a lot everybody. I am playing with Xdialog and zenity. These are nice.
Thanks again for your help.


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