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nxdialog(1) NX Dialog nxdialog(1)


nxdialog - NX Dialog Helper


nxdialog [-h] [--dialog DIALOG_TYPE] [--message TEXT] [--caption CAPTION] [--display DISPLAY] [--parent AGENTPID] [--window WINDOW] [--class DLGCLASS] [--local] [--allowmultiple]


nxdialog is a GUI helper that can be used with nxagent to provide user interaction on certain events inside nxagent. It adds graphical widgets (menus, dialog boxes, etc.) to nxagent that allow a smarter user interaction with the agent.

nxagent is not using nxdialog by default, set the $NX_CLIENT environment variable to make the nxdialog path known to nxagent.

If you want to disable nxdialog usage in nxagent, then make sure that the $NX_CLIENT environment variable is unset.


-h, --help
Show this help message and exit.
--dialog DIALOG_TYPE
Type of dialog to show, one of "yesno", "ok", "error", "panic", "quit", "pulldown", "yesnosuspend".
--message TEXT
Message text to display in the dialog.
--caption CAPTION
Window title of the dialog.
--display DISPLAY
X11 display where the dialog should be shown (default: $DISPLAY).
--parent AGENTPID
PID of the nxagent. The agent PID can be 0 for testing nxdialog.
--window WINDOW
X11 id of window where to embed the pulldown dialog type.
--class DLGCLASS
Class of the message (info, warning, error) default: info) [currently unimplemented].
Specify that proxy mode is used [currently unimplemented].
Allow launching more than one dialog with the same message [currently unimplemented].


The nxdialog application has been derived from Google's NeatX client application by Ulrich Sibiller <>.

This manual has been written by Mike Gabriel <> for the X2Go Project ( and the Arctica Project (

Aug 2019 Version