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I finally found out how to use notify-send with at or cron

Terminal - I finally found out how to use notify-send with at or cron
echo notify-send test | at now+1minute
2010-08-08 03:11:11
User: polar
Functions: at echo test
I finally found out how to use notify-send with at or cron

The simplest way to do it.

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


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

You can write a script that does this :

remind <minutes> [<message>]
DISPLAY=:0.0 XAUTHORITY=~/.Xauthority notify-send test
2010-08-03 01:17:02
User: aurium
Tags: notify-send

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

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What others think

when you run a command from an xterm or other terminal emulator within an X windows session you get access to certain environment variables (like $DISPLAY).

When things are run by cron or by an "actual terminal" (that comes up when you do ctr-alt-f1 on linux for example -- ctrl-alt-f7 to get back to X) then these environment variables aren't set.

Comment by infinull 242 weeks and 3 days ago

I see. Is there any way I can delete that submission, now?

Comment by polar 242 weeks and 3 days ago

Your point of view

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