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Tech Tip: Use gxmessage for Displaying GUI Messages from Scripts

Jan 28, 2010, 21:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kris Occhipinti)

"There are many dialog programs out there, Zenity, Kdialog, xdialog, etc. I love programs like these. They make it so easy to spice up a shell script with a little GUI action.

"Today I'm going to go look at a dialog program called gxmessage.

"I just recently got a Nokia N900 (Every Linux user should get one) and while playing with it I found that a few programs on it were calling gxmessage to create a user interface. I found that it seemed to have a number of options and seemed easy to use. So I jumped on to my laptop and did a search through the repositories for it. I found it in a package called "gmessage". To install it just do the following:

sudo aptitude install gmessage

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