Networking HowTos
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Display custom desktop notifications on Ubuntu

May 22, 2013 Linux, Ubuntu

The ‘notify-send’ package can be used to send custom notification messages to the Ubuntu desktop. These messages will pop-up on the screen, and shouldn’t get in the way of what the user is currently doing.
To send a custom notification:

$ notifiy-send "This is a test"

Sample pop-up notification window:
Ubuntu notification pop-up example
This can be used within background scripts to display notifications to the desktop user.

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