get a desktop notification from the terminal

alias z='zenity --info --text="You will not believe it, but your command has finished now! :-)" --display :0.0'
tired of switching to the console to check if some command has finished yet? if notify-send does not work on your box try this one... e.g. rsync -av -e /usr/bin/lsh $HOME ; z (now fire up X, do something useful, get notified if this stuff has finished).

By: bubo
2009-08-03 16:38:29

What Others Think

Nice one!
DaveQB · 610 weeks and 5 days ago
KDE users could use kdialog instead alias z='kdialog --msgbox="You will not believe it, but your command has finished now! :-)" --display :0.0'
DaveQB · 610 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!"
grinob · 341 weeks ago

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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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