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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for notify-send (opensolaris section 1)

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] [sum- mary] [body]
DESCRIPTION
Using notify-send, you can send desktop notifications to the user via a notification daemon from the command line. 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(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWgnome-panel | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface stability |Volatile | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
SEE ALSO
The Desktop Notification Spec on http://www.galago-project.org/specs/notification/.
NOTES
Written by Jedy Wang, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2007. SunOS 5.11 28 Feb 2007 notify-send(1)