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Will finish automagically when mplayer quits. Can be run from any directory.
It seems to finish by it self rarely, probably because of some timing issue? There's probably a way around that which I can't think of right now
It willl popup a message for each new entry in /var/log/messages
found on the notify-send howto page on ubuntuforums.org.
Posted here only because it is one of the favourites of mine.
Use acpi and notify-send to report current temperature every five minutes.
Works best in a shell script run at startup. acpi is called for temperature and fed to notify-send for a tooltip. After waiting five minutes, it will start over.
works best in a shell script run at startup. It will ping localhost once and output to null, after it does that, acpi is called for temperature in fahrenheit and piped through to another loop that feeds notify-send for a tooltip. After waiting five minutes, it will start over.
1) -n option of watch accepts seconds
2) -t option of notify-send accepts milliseconds
3) All quotes stated in the given example are required if notification
message is more than a word.
4) I couldn't get this to run in background (use of & at the end fails). Any
This is an alias you can add to your .bashrc file to get notified when a job you run in a terminal is done.
example of use
sleep 20; alert
The simplest way to do it.
Works for me, at least. (Why are the variables being set?)
we don't need to export variables to set a env to a command, we may do this before the command directly
You can write a script that does this :
remind <minutes> [<message>]
This will be seen through your system's visual notification system, notify-osd, notification-daemon, etc.
sleep accepts s,m,h,d and floats (date; sleep .25m; date)
notify-send (-t is in milliseconds && -u low / normal / critical)
man notify-send for more information
notification-daemon can use b/i/u/a HTML
Route output to notify-send to show nice messages on the desktop, e.g. title and interpreter of the current radio stream
You will need libnotify-bin for this to work:
sudo aptitude install libnotify-bin
The title is optional.
-t: expire time in milliseconds.
-u: urgency (low, normal, critical).
-i: icon path.
On Debian-based systems you may need to install the 'libnotify-bin' package.
Useful to advise when a wget download or a simulation ends. Example:
wget URL ; notify-send "Done"