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Better way to use notify-send with at or cron

Terminal - Better way to use notify-send with at or cron
DISPLAY=:0.0 XAUTHORITY=~/.Xauthority notify-send test
2010-08-03 01:17:02
User: aurium
11
Better way to use notify-send with at or cron

we don't need to export variables to set a env to a command, we may do this before the command directly

Alternatives

There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
echo "export DISPLAY=:0; export XAUTHORITY=~/.Xauthority; notify-send test" | at now+1minute
2010-07-27 00:10:08
User: adeverteuil
Functions: at echo
Tags: notify-send
20

You can write a script that does this :

remind <minutes> [<message>]
echo notify-send test | at now+1minute
2010-08-08 03:11:11
User: polar
Functions: at echo test
Tags: notify-send
4

The simplest way to do it.

Works for me, at least. (Why are the variables being set?)

Know a better way?

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What others think

Thanks aurium, I'd also suggest using a ?here string? for even better clarity than piping with echo :

at now+1minute <<< "DISPLAY=:0.0 XAUTHORITY=~/.Xauthority notify-send test"
Comment by adeverteuil 255 weeks and 5 days ago

Also, so you don't miss the reminder you may want to use --urgency=critical

Comment by bostonvaulter 253 weeks and 5 days ago

KDE users, in order to send a event to your KDE notifier you can use the following:

kdialog --passivepopup "breakfast ready!"
Comment by grinob 38 weeks and 6 days ago

Your point of view

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