punkrockguy318 at comcast.net
Tue Feb 21 02:38:28 GMT 2006
Is there any way to notify-send things as root to whatever user is using
the machine at the time of sending?
ie: sudo notify-send "This is a message from your friendly admin."
On Mon, 2006-02-20 at 17:56 -0800, Scott Robinson wrote:
> libnotify-bin: /usr/bin/notify-send
> On Mon, Feb 20, 2006 at 08:45:50PM -0500, Lukas Sabota wrote:
> > First off, I'd like to say that I am VERY pleased with the GNOME
> > notifications in Dapper. They are very professional looking, and fit
> > with your current theme. Awesome.
> > But, I have yet to find an easy way to display notifications. It
> > would be so useful to have a program that worked something like this:
> > gnome-msg -i <icon pathname> <message Text>
> > It's very nice that many gnome applications are somewhat easily bash
> > scriptable (Gaim, Rhythmbox, and others). To compliment these scripts,
> > it would be nice to be able to comminicate messages to the user.
> > Look at this for example: Let's say I have a backup program that is
> > run every day at 7pm. I want to communicate whether it failed or worked
> > to the user. Currently, the best solution is just to leave a log file
> > and hope the user checks it. If there was a gnome-msg program or
> > similar, the user could easily be notified.
> > Does such a program exist? Does anyone else agree that it would be
> > very beneficial for the GNOME desktop? I don't think this would be very
> > difficult to implement. I would be willing to work on it if some people
> > could give me some direction.
> > God Bless,
> > Lukas
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