Description:

shows it’s input parameter(s) on the screen.
requires PyQt4 and PyKDE4
put it in ~/bin/ and make it executable

example usage (autostart):
kalert "`fortune`"

or start krunner (Alt+F2) and type
kalert Remember the Milk!

which leaves you a note in a window till you close it

Note:
The window decoration is a fork of the standard one (oxygen) and is called nitrogen

Changelog:

7 years ago

1.0 everything works as intended.
future releases will support piping (if python supports it)

7 years ago

flyingsheep

yes, kdialog --msgbox "`fortune`" shows me a fortune, too, but there is no way to get rid of the big i-logo and it is quite buggy, too: sometimes the last line is removed or only its first half is shown.

but you are right. if i knew about kdialog, i probably wouldn’t have coded this.

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7 years ago

ruurd

Did you have some fun with it? I can imagine. Otherwise I concur with pinotree. You're duplicating functionality of kdialog...

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7 years ago

pinotree

Looks like more or less one of the various functions which `kdialog` (shipped with standard kdebase-runtime) provides.

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