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I am using "Screen" on Ubuntu.

How can I use 'screen' to compile my project and give me a notification when compile is done whether the build is successful or not?

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If the screen is running on the same machine as your desktop, you can do

 make 2> make.errors ; notify-osd "Compilation done" "`tail -3 make.errors`"


(make && notify-send "Compilation finished" "Success") || notify-send "Compilation finished" "Failure"

If it is running on another system to which you connect over ssh, however, you will have to install a mailer that sends you an e-mail.

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