A program to send desktop notifications, inform the user about an event or display some form of information without getting in the user’s way.
Syntax notify-send [OPTIONS] summary [body] Key -u, --urgency=LEVEL The urgency level (low, normal, critical). -t, --expire-time=TIME The timeout in milliseconds at which to expire the notification. -i, --icon=ICON[,ICON...] An icon filename or stock icon to display. -c, --category=TYPE[,TYPE...] Specifies the notification category. -?, --help Show a help message -h, --hint=TYPE:NAME:VALUE Pass extra data. Valid TYPEs are int, double, string and byte.
To use notify-send, you might need to install the following package:
$ sudo apt-get install libnotify-bin
$ notify-send "Hello World"
$ notify-send -t 5000 -u low "Hello World"
The return status is zero if all information was written successfully.
“Those who know, do not speak. Those who speak, do not know” ~ The Tao
Related linux commands:
Desktop Notification Spec - Galago desktop presence framework.
echo - Display message on screen.
Equivalent Windows command: IF - Conditionally perform a command.