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zenity Cheat Sheet

Combobox entry with default

Note: Defaults are only possible with single-element dialogs. They do not work with “–forms”!

zenity --entry --title="Choose" --text "Option" --entry-text "optionA" optionA optionB optionC

Pass the possible values as additional parameters and the default with “–entry-text”

Multipe fields with Zenity

Use parameter “–forms”

zenity --forms --title="title" \
       --text="Parameters" \
       --add-entry="First param" \
       --add-entry="Second param"
Returns value on stdout separated by a pipe “<param 1><param 2>”