alert

alert(1)                  InterViews Reference Manual                 alert(1)



NAME
       alert - bring up a dialog box

SYNOPSIS
       alert [ button=label ] [ -top ]

DESCRIPTION
       Alert displays a dialog box containing text read from standard input on
       a workstation.  A button dismisses the dialog.

       The text of the label on the dismiss button can be specified on the
       command line or as the ``alert*quitbutton'' attribute.  If ``-top'' is
       specified on the command line or the attribute ``alert*transient'' has
       a value of ``off'', then the window will be inserted as a normal top-
       level window.  Otherwise it will be transient, meaning that window
       managers may not decorate it or allow it to be moved or resized.

       A common use of alert is to display a reminder message at an
       appropriate time, under the control of some other program such as
       remind(1).

SEE ALSO
       remind(1)



InterViews                       27 April 1987                        alert(1)