notify-send - Man Page

a program to send desktop notifications

Examples (TL;DR)

Synopsis

notify-send [Options] {summary} [body]

Description

With notify-send you can send 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 information without getting in the user’s way.

Options

-?, --help

Show help and exit.

-u, --urgency=LEVEL

Specifies the urgency level (low, normal, critical).

-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.

-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/.

Authors

Andre Filipe de Assuncao e Brito <decko@noisemakers.org>

Original author

Paul van Tilburg <paulvt@debian.org>

Original author

Riccardo Setti <giskard@debian.org>

Original author

Referenced By

dunst(1).

libnotify