Notify is a little program I wrote to make notifications. It's a little reminder program that can be used with at and cron.
The source package is available.

The program is by default in french (even the man page) but simple file changes can set it in english (cp my_strings-en.h my_strings.h). For any other language, just edit the "my_strings-en.h", change the strings to your own language and then copy it to "my_strings.h", recompile and it's done. Same thing apply to the man page.

Here is the man mage :

NOTIFY(1) Messages notification program NOTIFY(1) NAME notify - notify for messages SYNOPSIS notify [-h] [-v] notify [-q] [ -b filename ] [ -n number ] [ -f filename | -m message | -s number ] notify [ -a title filename ] notify [-l] notify [ -d message ] alert TIME -f filename | -m message | Message DESCRIPTION notify is a small program that displays messages in a win- dow. You can use it to display messages at logon or by using at or cron to display alarm or notification mes- sages. It plays sounds when launched. OPTIONS -h Help / usage. -v Display version number. -q Quiet. Do not play sounds. -b filename Use the specified file as sound file. -n number Play the sound file 'number' times. -f filename Specify the message file to load for display. -m message Specify the message from the list to display. "mes- sage" can either be the message number or the mes- sage title. -s number Display all the messages in the list. The number is either 1, 2, 3 or 4. Specifying 1 makes notify display all the messages in one window. If 2, the messages are displayed one after another. The parameter 3 will act as 1 but messages will be ser- aparated by horizontal lines and will have their title displayed. At last, the parameter 4 will act as 2 but messages will have their titles displayed and serapated by an horizontal line. notify will quit after the last message. -a title filename Add a file in the list with title title. -l Show the messages list. -d message Delete message message. message can either be the message number or the message title. NOTES Without any option notify displays a default message stored in ~/.notify/message. This can be usefull when used with the provided script alert that uses at to display notification or alarm messages. When used with at or cron, notify MUST have access to the DISPLAY environment variable in order to be displayed correctly. The alert script takes the -m or -f arguments or just a message enclosed in doublequotes. The indicated parameters have the same meaning as for notify, but the TIME parame- ter is directly transmitted to the at command in order to specify the time when the notification happens. It's a parameter like "HH:MM" or even with the date, but between doublequotes. The Message parameter is the text to be dis- played if the other options are not specified. This text must be enclosed between doublequotes. FILES ~/.notify/config ~/.notify/message ~/.notify/alarm.wav ~/.notify/notify.wav ~/.notify/msglist ~/.notify/messages/* CONFIGURATION There are some options that can be put in the configura- tion file, even if this file is not necessary. All line begining with # is processed as a comment, blank lines are not processed. Sound files must be by default in the ~/.notify/ direc- tory, but you can specify an absolute path by having a / ou a ~ at the begining of the file path (any other charac- ter will cause the string to be taken as a relative path to ~/.notify/). Default values are shown between brakets [ ]. mp3player = [mpg123] MP3 player. wavplayer = [play] Wav player. alarmsound = [alarm.wav] Alarm sound file. notifysound = [notify.wav] Notification sound file messageslist = [msglist] Messages list file nbsoundplay = [3] Number of times to play the sound file. VERSION notify version 0.5 LICENCE This program is released under the GPL. If you do anything interesting, please let me know, I would like to have a look. AUTHOR Thomas Nemeth SEE ALSO at(1), cron(8), crontab(1), crontab(5)

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