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I want to show the contents of a file on Dialog box for which I have use the "--textbox" dialog and "--tailbox" dialog.

But it doesn't show the whole contents of file, it only shows some of the data.

How do I get it to show the entire file data?

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It is quite unreadable this way. You should not use the code tag (4 spaces at the beginning of the line) for plain text. – petersohn May 20 '10 at 6:52

It has no sense to use both --textbox and --tailbox.

Use --textbox to display the whole file, use --tailbox to display only the last lines of the file.

For example, the following command will display the content of the whole file todo.txt in a dialog textbox of size 20x80.

dialog --textbox todo.txt 20 80
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i have used --textbox but it just display me the last line of the file... – user35319 May 21 '10 at 5:21
It's still the correct answer. Obvious question: does the file really have more than one line or has it been truncated by something else? – pjc50 May 21 '10 at 14:00
ya the file has more than one line ofcourse.... – user35319 May 24 '10 at 9:35
Have you tried with different files and different terminal emulators (xterm, rxvt, gnome-terminal, ...)? – mrucci May 25 '10 at 5:00
ya i think there is problem in my text file that i want to display... thank you so much for helping me out – user35319 May 26 '10 at 7:27

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