cdialog 1.2-20140112

This CLI software allows users to display messages and other data using dialog boxes
cdialog is an open source and totally free command-line software that allows you to display messages or present a variety of questions using dialog boxes, directly from the shell.

cdialog implements various types of dialog boxes, including calendar, file-selection, checklist, gauge, input, info, menu, radiolist, message, tailbox, time, yes/no, and text.

After compilation, the program will output a binary file called "dialog." This is the actual program and it can be used only via the command-line shell in any supported Linux or UNIX-like environment.

A reduced version of dialog exists under the lxdialog name, which is used in the Linux kernel configuration.

last updated on:
January 13th, 2014, 7:58 GMT
developed by:
Savio Lam
license type:
LGPL (GNU Lesser General Public License) 
ROOT \ Multimedia \ Graphics


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cdialog - The Help message of the cdialog program, as viewed from the Linux command-linecdialog - Command-line usage of the cdialog software, as viewed from the Linux Terminalcdialog - The usage message of the cdialog app, as viewed from the command-line
What's New in This Release:
  • improve calculation for amount to scroll in programbox when an "Ok" button might obscure part of the data (report by Florent Rougon).
  • modify program to permit --separate-output to be used with buildlist and treeview widgets (report by Florent Rougon).
  • add list-height parameter to manpage description of --buildlist (report by Florent Rougon).
  • minor fixes to dialog.1 manpage; the reported problem was actually fixed in 20120703 (Debian #726233, patch by Bjarni Ingi Gislason).
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