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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
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Send pop-up notifications on Gnome

The title is optional.

Options:

-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 294 weeks and 2 days ago

gmessage is an xmessage clone based on GTK+

Comment by alperyilmaz 294 weeks and 1 day 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.

http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2004/Mar-11.html

Comment by unixmonkey3402 294 weeks and 1 day ago

notify-send "Fortune" "`fortune`"

Comment by jsiei97 276 weeks ago
wget URL && notify-send "Done" || notify-send "Failed"
Comment by dennisw 276 weeks ago

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