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

echo notify-send test | at now+1minute
The simplest way to do it. Works for me, at least. (Why are the variables being set?)

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By: polar
2010-08-08 03:11:11

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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.
infinull · 414 weeks and 5 days ago
I see. Is there any way I can delete that submission, now?
polar · 414 weeks and 5 days ago

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