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NAME

notify-send - a program to send desktop notifications

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

−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.

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 <decko [AT] noisemakers.org> and Paul van Tilburg <paulvt [AT] debian.org> and Riccardo Setti <giskard [AT] debian.org> for the Debian project (but may be used by others).

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