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Old 01-09-2008, 01:50 PM   #1
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bash scripting: using color in dialog [solved]

Dear all,

I'm currently working on a bash script using dialog. I would like to include colored text in a msgbox. Does anyone know if this is possible and if so how to do it?

Thanks in advance

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Old 01-09-2008, 02:34 PM   #2
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Do you want it like this?
dialog --colors --infobox "\Zb\Z1Hi \Z5there" 3 12

It's all in the man pages of the dialog command...
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If it's just for use on your machine, you can also set up colors with the /etc/dialogrc file.
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It was probably too obvious so I simply overlooked it...

Thanks a lot!
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Hey sorry for bumping this but how can I change the background and color of the dialog that appears?


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