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Understanding other Scripting Options

Using other Scripting Tools

Shell scripts are only one tool that system administrators, Webmasters, and others use to make life easier. By learning about additional technologies like Perl and Python, you really expand what you can do with UNIX. As you learn about other tools, you are able to integrate them with each other to provide the best solution to the problem at hand.

notify-send Command

The notify-send command allows you to send desktop notifications to the user via a notification daemon from the command line. This is useful to inform the desktop user about an event or display some form of information without getting in the user's way. You need to install the following package:

$ sudo apt-get install libnotify-bin

In this example, send simple desktop notification from the command line, enter:
notify-send "Work Request done :)"