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Yet Another Dialog

Program allows you to display GTK+ dialog boxes from command line or shell scripts. YAD depends on GTK+ only. Minimal GTK+ version is 3.22.0

This software is licensed under the GPL v.3

Project homepage:
Complex examples:
Mailing list:

Some miscellaneous stuff can be found in data/misc directory including notify-send script and simple zenity-compatible wrapper

A fresh gtk2 branch of YAD can be obtained from this repository -

Building git version

Get git version with command

git clone yad-dialog-code

Before run the standard ./configure && make && make install procedure you need to generate build scripts. This can be done by running command

autoreconf -ivf && intltoolize

You must manually run gtk-update-icon-cache after installation.

For successfully build you may need to install the following packages:

Additionally, you can build yad with the following libraries:

In standalone build (configure option --enable-standalone) some defaults can be redefined with the following defines

BORDERS - set the default border width around dialog. Default is 5
REMAIN - if defined, timeout indicator will show the remaining time
COMBO_EDIT - if defined, combo-box in entry dialog will be always editable
TERM_CMD - string with terminal command. Default is "xterm -e '%s'"
OPEN_CMD - string with open command. Default is "xdg-open '%s'"
DATE_FMT - string with date output format. Default is "%x". See strftime(3) for details
URI_COLOR - color for URIs in text-info dialog. Default is blue
MARK1_COLOR - color for first type of text marks in text-info dialog. Default is lightgreen MARK2_COLOR - color for second type of text marks in text-info dialog. Default is pink MAX_TABS - set the number of tabs for tabbed dialog. Default is 100

Defines can be added througs CFLAGS environment variable