notify-send Man page

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NAME

notify-send – a program to send desktop notifications

SYNOPSIS

notify-send [OPTIONS]

[body]

DESCRIPTION

With notify-send you can sends desktop notifications to the user via a
notification daemon from the command line. These notifications can be
used to inform the user about an event or display some form of informa‐
tion without getting in the user’s way.

OPTIONS

-u, –urgency=LEVEL Specifies the urgency level (low, normal, criti‐
cal).

-t, –expire-time=TIME
The duration, in milliseconds, for the notification to appear on
screen. (Ubuntu’s Notify OSD and GNOME Shell both ignore this
parameter.)

-i, –icon=ICON[,ICON…] Specifies an icon filename or stock icon to display.

-c, –category=TYPE[,TYPE…] Specifies the notification category.

Help options:

-?, –help
Show this help message

-h, –hint=TYPE:NAME:VALUE
Specifies basic extra data to pass. Valid types are int, double,
string and byte.

SEE ALSO

The Desktop Notification Spec on http://www.galago-
project.org/specs/notification/.

AUTHOR

This manual page was written by Andre Filipe de Assuncao e Brito
and Paul van Tilburg and
Riccardo Setti for the Debian project (but may be
used by others).

notify-send 0.2.2 November 2005 USAGE:(1)