In my office environment I need to send a GUI pop-up message to all of the Ubuntu desktop clients in my network.

Is there any application I can use to do this?

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You could send via SSH a notify popup, assuming sshpass is installed on the host and ssh/notify on both host/client

sshpass -p password ssh -X user@ "DISPLAY=:0 notify-send "My message...""

where you'd substitute your own password, user, IP address and message.

  • But "notify" is a GUI popup ;-) and notify-send -i {deal.ico} {message} will also use an icon in front of the message. – Rinzwind Oct 7 '15 at 6:52

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