notify-send is a tool that displays pop-up desktop notifications.

It is already installed in your system. If not, please type the following command at shell prompt:

sudo apt-get install notify-osd

To install notify-send type the following command at shell prompt as root:

apt-get install libnotify-bin

Find and install libnotify for your OS.

Windows version here.

notify-send [OPTIONS...] "TITLE" "MESSAGE"

-i ICON, --icon=ICON: specifies an icon filename or stock icon to display, for example, info, important or error. Default: no icon.

-t TIMEOUT, --expire-time=TIMEOUT: specifies the timeout in milliseconds at which to expire the notification. Default: 5000

-a, --app-name=APP_NAME: specifies the application name for the icon.

-u LEVEL, --urgency=LEVEL: specifies the urgency level. The possible values are: low, normal or critical.

-c TYPE, --category=TYPE[,TYPE...]: specifies the notification category.

-h TYPE:NAME:VALUE, --hint=TYPE:NAME:VALUE: specifies basic extra data to pass. The possible values of TYPE are: int, double, string or byte.

-v: show version and exit.

-?: show help options and exit.

--: end of options.

© 2004 Christian Hammond, Mike Hearn

Freeware, GPL v2+