Send system notifications on several platforms with a simple and unified API. Currently supports:
- Growl (Mac OS X)
- terminal-notifier (Notification Center wrapper for Mac OS X)
- GNTP Protocol (Growl, with Vagrant support)
- Kdialog (Linux/KDE)
- Knotify (Linux/KDE)
- OSD Cat (Linux)
- Libnotify (Linux)
- Snarl (Windows)
gem install notifier
Mac OS X
- Install Growl - http://growl.info/
- Install the growlnotify script located on the "Extras" directory
- Open the Growl Preference Panel (System > Growl) and activate "Listen for incoming notifications" and "Allow remote application registration" options on the Network tab.
- Install terminal-notifier - https://github.com/alloy/terminal-notifier
terminal-notifier also supports two additional flags:
See terminal-notifier's help for additional information.
If you're a linux guy, you can choose one of these methods:
- Install libnotify-bin and its dependencies:
sudo aptitude install libnotify-bin
- Install xosd-bin:
sudo aptitude install xosd-bin
- KDE users don't need to install anything: Test Notifier will use +knotify+ or +kdialog+.
- Install Snarl: download from http://www.fullphat.net
- Install ruby-snarl:
gem install ruby-snarl
Notifier will try to detect which notifiers are available in your system. So you can just send a message:
.( image: "image.png", title: "Testing Notifier", message: "Sending an important message!" )
Not all notifiers support the image option, therefore it will be ignored.
If your system support more than one notifier, you can specify which one you prefer:
. = :notify_send
The available names are
There are several helper methods that you can use in order to retrieve notifiers.
Notifier.notifier: return the first supported notifier
Notifier.notifiers: return all notifiers
Notifier.supported_notifiers: return only supported notifiers
Notifier.from_name(name): find notifier by its name
Notifier.supported_notifier_from_name(name): find a supported notifier by its name
Creating custom notifiers
To create a new notifier, just create a module on
Notifier namespace that implements the following interface:
module module MyCustomNotifier def self.supported? end def self.notify() end end end
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