Go to main content

man pages section 1: User Commands

Exit Print View

Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

notify-send (1)

Name

notify-send - a CLI program to send desktop notifications

Synopsis

notify-send     [--help]     [--urgency=level]     [--expire-time=time]
[--icon=icon,icon...]                         [--category=type,type...]
[--hint=type:name:value] [summary] [body]

Description

notify-send(1)                   User Commands                  notify-send(1)



NAME
       notify-send - a CLI program to send desktop notifications

SYNOPSIS
       notify-send     [--help]     [--urgency=level]     [--expire-time=time]
       [--icon=icon,icon...]                         [--category=type,type...]
       [--hint=type:name:value] [summary] [body]

DESCRIPTION
       Using  notify-send, you can send desktop notifications from the command
       line to the user via a notification daemon. The notifications are  used
       to  inform  the user about an asynchronous event or display some useful
       information without getting in the user's way.

OPTIONS
       The following options are supported:

       -?, --help              Display help text.

       -u, --urgency=level     Specifies the  urgency  level,  including  low,
                               normal and critical.

       -t, --expire-time=time  Specifies  the timeout in milliseconds at which
                               to expire the notification.

       -i, --icon=icons        Specifies an icon filename  or  stock  icon  to
                               display.

       -c, --category=types    Specifies the notification category.

       -h, --hint=hint         Specifies  basic extra data to pass. The format
                               is type:name:value and  valid  types  are  int,
                               double, string and byte

       -v, --version           Display version information.

EXIT STATUS
       0   All information was written successfully.

       >0  An error occurred.


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+---------------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |     ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
       +---------------+---------------------------+
       |Availability   | library/desktop/libnotify |
       +---------------+---------------------------+
       |Stability      | Pass-through volatile     |
       +---------------+---------------------------+
SEE ALSO
       libnotify(3lib)

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

NOTES
       Written by Jedy Wang, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2007.


       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source was downloaded  from   https://download.gnome.org/sources/libno-
       tify/0.7/libnotify-0.7.7.tar.xz

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://developer.gnome.org/libnotify/.



Solaris 11.4                      7 Apr 2017                    notify-send(1)