notify-send ["<title>"] "<body>"

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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By: cammarin
2009-04-29 10:05:20

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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
ubersoldat · 473 weeks and 1 day ago
gmessage is an xmessage clone based on GTK+
alperyilmaz · 473 weeks 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
unixmonkey3402 · 473 weeks ago
notify-send "Fortune" "`fortune`"
jsiei97 · 454 weeks and 6 days ago
wget URL && notify-send "Done" || notify-send "Failed"
dennisw · 454 weeks and 5 days ago

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