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Send pop-up notifications on Gnome

Terminal - Send pop-up notifications on Gnome
notify-send ["<title>"] "<body>"
2009-04-29 10:05:20
User: cammarin
Send pop-up notifications on Gnome

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"


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Cool, but a more portable way of doing this is using the not so desktop dependent xmessage which I think is even more powerful. This will show you the gpl license

xmessage -file gpl.txt
Comment by ubersoldat 378 weeks ago

gmessage is an xmessage clone based on GTK+

Comment by alperyilmaz 377 weeks and 6 days ago

notify-send is quite good. I was ignorant of its existance, I've been using something similar written by Miguel Icaza. It's slightly better but you have to compile it from source.


Comment by unixmonkey3402 377 weeks and 6 days ago

notify-send "Fortune" "`fortune`"

Comment by jsiei97 359 weeks and 5 days ago
wget URL && notify-send "Done" || notify-send "Failed"
Comment by dennisw 359 weeks and 5 days ago

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