alert is a program that displays a full-screen alert. In this version, the message is read in from a text file. It's done in the style of glitch-art, like the other one I made.
If you have wmctrl installed, this alert will 100% be full-screen. You can use the esc (escape) key to exit, just because there's no button to click on this one. If you want to install wmctrl use:
You can also customise the colours used. Rename the file '_colours.txt' to 'colours.txt' and edit. If the file can't be found, the alert will default back to the generic blue colour scheme.
Lastly, if you include a > on the last line of your message, it will blink. Remove the > character at the end of the message to remove the blink effect.
v0.1 - initial release 20/12/2020
v0.2 - updated 31/07/2023 - bug fix on some distros if default language wasn't set to UK-English. Also changed the default window mode to 'modeless' so it does not attempt to draw window close/maximise/minimise buttons.
This will work on any debian-based 64 bit system
If you have any suggestions, please get in touch via email. Many thanks.