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Terminal - Commands tagged zenity - 7 results
touch -d $(zenity --calendar --date-format=%F) filename
until ping -c1 ADDRESS;do true;done;zenity --warning --text "ADDRESS is back"
2011-09-26 18:51:38
User: marcusrp
Functions: ping
Tags: Network zenity

I'd rather this one on Gnome, as I'm used to be listening some music while working. I've even created a bash function which receives ADDRESS as parameter.

ans=$(zenity --title "Choose image:" --file-selection); exiftool -s ${ans} | zenity --width 800 --height 600 --text-info;
alias -g R=' &; jobs | tail -1 | read A0 A1 A2 cmd; echo "running $cmd"; fg "$cmd"; zenity --info --text "$cmd done"; unset A0 A1 A2 cmd'
2010-12-13 17:44:36
User: pipeliner
Functions: alias echo fg jobs read tail unset

make, find and a lot of other programs can take a lot of time. And can do not. Supppose you write a long, complicated command and wonder if it will be done in 3 seconds or 20 minutes. Just add "R" (without quotes) suffix to it and you can do other things: zsh will inform you when you can see the results.

You can replace zenity with other X Window dialogs program.

(pv -n ~/database.sql | mysql -u root -pPASSWORD -D database_name) 2>&1 | zenity --width 550 --progress --auto-close --auto-kill --title "Importing into MySQL" --text "Importing into the database"
2010-06-19 22:40:10
User: kbrill
Tags: mysql pv zenity

This uses PV to monitor the progress of the MySQL import and displays it though Zenity. You could also do this

pv ~/database.sql | mysql -u root -pPASSWORD -D database_name

and get a display in the CLI that looks like this

2.19MB 0:00:06 [ 160kB/s] [> ] 5% ETA 0:01:40

My Nautalus script using this command is here


zenity --list --width 500 --height 500 --column 'radio' --column 'url' --print-column 2 $(curl -s http://www.di.fm/ | awk -F '"' '/href="http:.*\.pls.*96k/ {print $2}' | sort | awk -F '/|\.' '{print $(NF-1) " " $0}') | xargs mplayer
2010-04-28 23:45:35
User: polaco
Functions: awk sort xargs

This is a very simple and lightweight way to play DI.FM stations

For a more complete version of the command with proper strings in the menu, try: (couldnt fit in the command field above)

zenity --list --width 500 --height 500 --title 'DI.FM' --text 'Pick a Radio' --column 'radio' --column 'url' --print-column 2 $(curl -s http://www.di.fm/ | awk -F '"' '/href="http:.*\.pls.*96k/ {print $2}' | sort | awk -F '/|\.' '{print $(NF-1) " " $0}') | xargs mplayer

This command line parses the html returned from http://di.fm and display all radio stations in a nice graphical menu. After the radio is chosen, the url is passed to mplayer so the music can start


- x11 with gtk environment

- zenity: simple app for displaying gtk menus (sudo apt-get install zenity on ubuntu)

- mplayer: simple audio player (sudo apt-get install mplayer on ubuntu)

zenity --title passwd --width 800 --height 600 --text-info --filename /etc/passwd
2010-04-16 04:20:52
User: rkulla
Functions: passwd

I use zenity because it's a rewrite of gdialog and also replaces gmessage and has more useful options.

Using --text-info allows you to select and copy the text to your clipboard.

To see a file in a list dialog: cat /etc/passwd | zenity --width 800 --height 600 --list --column Entries

If you don't have zenity, you'll have to download it via apt-get install zenity, etc.