I'm running Lubuntu 12.04. I have a shell script that tests for a network condition and need some way for it to pop up a notification in the GUI. The network testing part is done, but I need some help with the "pop up a notification in the GUI" part.
You can use the default notification daemon to give notifications with an icon.
Just add this line to the shell script where you want to give notification (with appropriate lines and paths).
notify-send -u critical -i <Icon-path> "<Heading>" "<Rest of the message>"
The package providing this is
@ThatJackElliott Did you replace <> with appropriate text? You need to remove "<" ">". Icon path is optional. Try this :
notify-send -u normal "Hello Jack Elliot" "This is a trial notification.\nWelcome to AskUbuntu\!"
-u can be low, normal & critical.
man notify-send for more info.
In case of any problems, these are the packages in my system. They work excellently :
yeah you can do that with python. open your terminal and type
sudo apt-get install python-notify
Then write a program like this .
frank@august:~$ cat>not.py #!/usr/bin/python import sys import pynotify if __name__ == "__main__": if not pynotify.init("icon-summary-body"): sys.exit(1) n = pynotify.Notification( "Hi Elliott", "welcome to askUbuntu!", ##dont remove the below line "notification-message-im") n.show() frank@august:~$
save it with any name , for example noti.py for our case .
open your terminal and type
Then you will see
Hope that helps.
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