Zenity: for the user-friendly scripter
I just discovered
zenity, which is a
great tool for simple gtk+ interactions with a script.
It has the following types of interactions:
- calendar (date picker)
- file / directory selection
- error / info message
- list picker
- question (yes/no)
- progress dialog
- systray notification
- and more… ( see the man page )
The usage is brilliantly simple, and it’s very unixy despite being a GUI tool. I just wrote a pygtk+ app to do some photo importing stuff, but doing it with zenity would have been far simpler.
Well worth keeping in mind for your next user-friendly shell scripts (particularly for the more advanced progress, calendar and list picker dialogs).