Review Request 105304: Allow usage of detailedsorry and detailederror in kdialog

Kai Uwe Broulik kde at
Sun Oct 13 19:07:33 BST 2013

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(Updated Oct. 13, 2013, 6:07 p.m.)

Review request for KDE Base Apps.


Rebase diff to current master

Repository: kde-baseapps


As somebody who loves bash scripting but also wants to have a nice userfriendly graphical "interface" for those scripts, I excessively use kdialog.
In a new project I am working on, I need the detailedsorry thing in KMessageBox, so I can provide a simple error message "could not launch xyz" while allowing detailed error information such as "directory xyz does not exist" in an expandable Details box.
This patch adds this functionality to kdialog.
kdialog --detailedsorry "error message" "what should be in the details section"
also works with detailederror

[I am volunteering for an update of the respective Wiki page on techbase as well. Those screenshots date back to KDE 3 and early KDE 4 times ;) ]

Diffs (updated)

  kdialog/kdialog.cpp b275ccf 



Tested and works. Works with linebreaks and other parameters as well.


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Kai Uwe Broulik

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