[ubuntu-uk] Sending Gnome popup notifications over a network...

Josh Blacker jkblacker at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 21:50:06 GMT 2008

I believe you are looking for something like notify-send:

notify-send "Title of pop-up" "Text of pop-up"

(screenshot of one at

I suppose you would ssh into a machine and run it from the command-line?
I have no experience of ssh, so couldn't tell you about that, but I've
answered one half at least!

Hope that helps,

On Wed, 2008-01-09 at 16:33 +0000, Kris Douglas wrote:
> Hi, I have been looking for ages without any success, I'm trying to
> work out how to send popup notifications with custom content to
> computers on the network. I have ssh and root access to all of these
> machines, but i require a simple way to send messages, any ideas? 
> Thanks,
> -- 
> Kris Douglas
>       Softdel Limited Hosting Services
>       Web: www.softdel.net
>       Mail: kris at softdel.netwould be a good time

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