Today (Saturday) We will make some minor tuning adjustments to MySQL.

You may experience 2 up to 10 seconds "glitch time" when we restart MySQL. We expect to make these adjustments around 1AM Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDT) US.

[zenity] string is not displayed

Login or Register to Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
# 1  
[zenity] string is not displayed

I am trying to display a string in zenity:
chars="\, /, <, >, ?, |, &, $"
echo $chars
\, /, <, >, ?, |, &, $

Now when I execute:
zenity --forms --text="Chars not allowed: $chars" --add-entry="File Name"

Instead of getting Chars not allowed: \, <, >, ?, |, &, $ I am getting Forms Dialog

What do I do wrong? Also, why is the following work?
zenity --forms --text="Enter File Name" --add-entry="Chars not allowed: $chars"

# 2  
In the end, I was able to solve this issue by showing an image, if one or more not allowed chars, were inserted.

not_allowed_chars.png - Google Drive

yad --image="$MD5SUM_ICONS/not_allowed_chars.png" --title="" --text  "\nOne or more special chars detected...\n\n\t\tProcess aborted." --no-escape --no-buttons --center --fixed

# 3  
You will need to use markup language for this, and escape backslashes multiple times.
Something like this should work :
chars="\\\\ , /, &lt;, &gt;, ?, |, &amp;, $"
zenity --forms --text="Chars not allowed: $chars" --add-entry="File Name"

Hope that helps
This User Gave Thanks to Peasant For This Post:
Login or Register to Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:
Advanced Search

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. UNIX for Beginners Questions & Answers

New to Linux, using zenity need some help

Hello all, I am using zenity for my final project in class and need some help. I am trying to create a text based game and in this game you pick up items, I want to store those items in a .txt file and be able to recall them later and remove a SPECIFIC item from the list after it has been... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: papgizmet
4 Replies

2. Shell Programming and Scripting

Zenity, While, and Conditions

All, I'm having fighting a losing battle with what I though would be simple. My goal is this: Show a zenity progress or info dialog until the system obtains an ip address, then close the dialog and continue through the rest of the script. Right now I've got the following: ip=`ifconfig |... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: timbrammer91091
2 Replies

3. Shell Programming and Scripting

Zenity help

I have a large system housekeeping script, that I want to use with zenity. One of the processes will be to conduct a virus scan, which I can easily do with something like: clamscan -rv / | zenity --text-info --width 640 --height 640 The problem is that it needs user intervention by... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: stumpyuk
2 Replies

4. Linux

Zenity function

i wanted to put this code on a list zenity but it never worsk, how would i be able to do that? cd /home/mint ls -d */ (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: roozis
3 Replies

5. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

using an array with zenity

I got an array: for i in $(fdisk -l | awk '/Disk\ \/dev\/d/ { print $2 }') ; do drive_list="$i" # echo "$i" ((index++)) done #>/dev/nullI got this zenity code: grub_dev=$(zenity --list --title="Hard Drives" --text="Choose exactly one drive to use for the GRUB bootloader.... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: tornow
2 Replies

6. Shell Programming and Scripting

Highlight the string displayed

Hi, Want to highlight the string displayed on the screen. ften="File selected" FB1="\e From the above code, String "File selected" gets highlighted, but the string in the next line does not get highlighted. I tried using FB1& FB2 variables but didn't worked out may be due to too... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: milink
1 Replies

7. Shell Programming and Scripting

Zenity and IF/ELSE cond'.

Hey guys i wrote this code but it wont give me anything. any ideas? ans=$(zenity --list --text "Do you want to set USER/GROUP quota?" --radiolist --column "Choice" --column "Desc" TRUE Hi FALSE Bye); echo $ans if ; then ./ else exit fi (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: dplate07
2 Replies

8. Shell Programming and Scripting

Zenity Menu

I have some troubles with zenity and menu. I seach for: MAIN MENU CHOICE 1 "do something" CHOICE 2 "do something 2" CHOICE 3 "do something 3" But then in "do someghing " when i click i want to return to the MAIN MENU So something like: while true; do ... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: aspire
4 Replies

9. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

zenity --question help

Hello I've a script where I've a zenity --question because I want to ask the user if he is sure that he wants to delete the file. The problem is, if the user says "OK" it deletes nad if the user says cancel it deletes :) How can I close the script if the user says cancel?? thanks (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: ruben.rodrigues
3 Replies

10. Shell Programming and Scripting


Hi! does someone know how can I setup a zenity entry "box" such that comes with the data as default. like it appears an entry box already with the data but it can be modify. thanks (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: ruben.rodrigues
2 Replies

Featured Tech Videos