Run a long job and notify me when it's finished

./ && notify-send "Job finished"
You will need libnotify-bin for this to work: sudo aptitude install libnotify-bin

By: root
2009-05-07 15:50:27

What Others Think

thats a pretty nice command. thanks!
agony · 489 weeks and 1 day ago
I would add that notify-send only executes if first commands exits with success code. Alternatively, you could account for the job failed case by adding || notify-send "Job Failed"
nottings · 469 weeks ago
or use; notify-send "command exited" for any exit status (noted from another command seen here)
MeanderingCode · 353 weeks and 5 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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