Re: setting incron and a notify-send script

From: Christophe-Marie Duquesne <>
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 18:53:29 +0100

I propose something easier to reproduce that does not require

Just install notify-send.

Here is something that works with cron:
* * * * * DISPLAY=:0.0 notify-send "hello world!"

and that does not work with incron:
/home/user/foo IN_CLOSE_WRITE DISPLAY=:0.0 notify-send "hello world!"

With the first, I get a "hello world" notification every minut.
With the second I get nothing when I ls>/home/user/foo.
Even if I enclose the command in a script that sets DISPLAY, this does
not work.

I think that sums up the situation better.
Received on Tue Jun 05 2012 - 22:14:21 CEST

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